About this book
People with advancing neurological disease face increasing physical symptoms, along with psychosocial and spiritual issues affecting both themselves and their families and carers. There is increasing awareness that the end of life in neurological disease can be anticipated and recognised, taking into account certain key features of disease progression, and the associated issues can be addressed. The individual can prepare for future changes in their health, and be in a stronger position to influence or direct the care they receive.
End of Life Care in Neurological Disease encourages health and social care professionals to become closely involved in the care of these people and their families, to maintain and maximise quality of life and plan ahead. This book addresses the principles and practice of end of life care for neurological disease, is written with a clinical, multidisciplinary focus, and is enriched with detailed case studies.
This book is an accessible text for the multidisciplinary team in specialist palliative care, and will also be of interest to healthcare professionals in neurological services, including neurologists and neurology specialist nurses, rehabilitation services, general practitioners and community nurses. As care professionals, we are in a powerful position to help those who are living with advanced neurological disease and improve their quality of life and death.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title End of Life Care in Neurological Disease
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-682-5
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85729-681-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6010-6
- eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-682-5
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages X, 238
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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From the reviews:
“This book grew out of the report on a UK meeting of health and social care professionals, together with representative patient organisations, convened to discuss the needs of people with progressive neurological disease. … This book represents a lot of work and consideration, cataloguing the needs of these patients and their carers and working out how those needs can be best met.” (Roger Woodruff, Newsletter IAHPC book reviews, hospicecare.com, Vol. 14 (11), November, 2013)