End of Life Care in Neurological Disease

Editors: Oliver, David (Ed.)

  • Focuses on specific issues in end of life care for neurological disease
  • Develops and expands the most important issues in this developing field
  • Has a multidisciplinary focus to reflect clinical practice in this field
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About this book

As end of life care is extended to more and more people it is increasingly important that people with progressive neurological disease are recognised as having particular issues as their disease progresses. This group of people with advancing motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple systems atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, Huntington’s disease and other progressive neurological disease face increasing problems – with physical symptoms and psychosocial and spiritual issues for both themselves and their families and carers. This book encourages health and social care professionals to become closely involved in the care of these people and their families, so that advance care plans can be started and quality of life maintained. This book addresses the principles and practice of developing end of life care strategies for neurological disease, written with a clinical, multidisciplinary focus and illustrated with detailed case studies.

About the authors

Dr David Oliver is Medical Director and Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine at the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester, Kent and Honorary Reader in Palliative Medicine at the Centre for Professional Practice at the University of Kent, where he is Director of Studies for the MSc in Supportive and Palliative Care. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

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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)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • End of Life Care

    Smith, Tes (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • End of Life Care in Neurological Disease

    Oliver, David (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Communication

    Smith, Jenny (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Physical Symptoms in Neurological Conditions

    Lee, Mark

    Pages 51-89

  • Holistic Care: Psychosocial and Spiritual Aspects

    Campbell, Colin W. (et al.)

    Pages 91-111

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
End of Life Care in Neurological Disease
Editors
  • David Oliver
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-682-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-682-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-681-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6010-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
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