Neuropalliative Care

A Guide to Improving the Lives of Patients and Families Affected by Neurologic Disease

  • Claire J. Creutzfeldt
  • Benzi M. Kluger
  • Robert G. Holloway

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Claire J. Creutzfeldt, Benzi M. Kluger, Robert G. Holloway
    Pages 1-8
  3. Disease and Symptom-Specific Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Margaret Isaac, Claire J. Creutzfeldt
      Pages 11-23
    3. Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
      Pages 25-35
    4. Sunil Kothari
      Pages 37-58
    5. Janis M. Miyasaki
      Pages 59-72
    6. Thomas V. Caprio, Nicole Kosier
      Pages 73-87
    7. Ludo J. Vanopdenbosch, David J. Oliver
      Pages 89-99
    8. Maisha T. Robinson, Danny Estupinan
      Pages 101-115
    9. Akanksha Sharma, Lynne P. Taylor
      Pages 117-133
    10. Monica E. Lemmon, Renee D. Boss
      Pages 135-147
  4. Improving Communication and Treatment Decisions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Jessica M. McFarlin, Joshua S. Barclay
      Pages 151-160
    3. Brian Mac Grory, David Y. Hwang
      Pages 161-170
    4. Jorge Risco, Adam Kelly
      Pages 171-185
    5. Neal Weisbrod, Timothy E. Quill
      Pages 187-203
  5. Crosscutting Issues in Palliative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Farrah N. Daly, Mara M. Lugassy
      Pages 221-238
    3. Christina L. Vaughan, Alan C. Carver
      Pages 239-255
    4. S. Judith Long
      Pages 257-268
    5. S. Judith Long
      Pages 269-277
    6. Timothy S. Sannes, Benzi M. Kluger
      Pages 279-292
    7. Nicholas B. Galifianakis, Maya Katz, Benzi M. Kluger
      Pages 293-301
    8. Claire J. Creutzfeldt, Benzi M. Kluger, Robert G. Holloway
      Pages 303-304
  6. Farrah N. Daly, Mara M. Lugassy
    Pages C1-C1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-312

About this book


This comprehensive guide thoroughly covers all aspects of neuropalliative care,  from symptom-specific considerations, to improving communication between clinicians, patients and families. Neuropalliative Care: A Guide to Improving the Lives of Patients and Families Affected by Neurologic Disease addresses clinical considerations for diseases such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, and severe acute brain injury, as well discussing the other challenges facing palliative care patients that are not currently sufficiently met under current models of care. This includes methods of effective communication, supporting the caregiver, how to make difficult treatment decisions in the face of uncertainty, managing grief, guilt and anger, and treating the pain itself. Written by leaders in the field of neuropalliative care, this book is an exceptional, well-rounded resource of neuropalliative care, serving as a reference for all clinicians caring for patients with neurological disease and their families: neurologists and palliative care specialists, physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers, as well as trainees in these areas.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Claire J. Creutzfeldt
    • 1
  • Benzi M. Kluger
    • 2
  • Robert G. Holloway
    • 3
  1. 1.Assistant Professor, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Washington Harborview Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Professor of Neurology, Chief Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care Section, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Professor and Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Chair, Department of NeurologyUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93214-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93215-6
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