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Title Palliative care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis : from diagnosis to bereavement / edited by David Oliver, Gian Domenico Borasio, Declan Walsh
Edition 2nd ed
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (x, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease / Christopher Shaw -- 2. Palliative care / David Oliver -- 3a. Communication : breaking the news / Richard Sloan, Dieter E. Pongratz and Gian Domenico Borasio -- 3b. Decision making / Wendy Johnston -- 3c. Advance directives / Gian Domenico Borasio and Raymond Voltz -- 4a. Control of symptoms : dyspnoea and respiratory symptoms / Rebecca Lyall and Deborah Gelinas -- 4b. Control of symptoms : dysphagia / Edith Wagner-Sonntag and Mario Prosiegel -- 4c. Control of symptoms : cognitive dysfunction / Laura Goldstein -- 4d. Control of symptoms : other symptoms (including depression) / Gian Domenico Borasio and David Oliver -- 5. Psychosocial care / Donal Gallagher and Barbara Monroe -- 6. Spiritual care / Robert Lambert -- 7a. Multidisciplinary care : physiotherapy / Ulrike Hammerbeck and Alison Garrett -- 7b. Multidisciplinary care : occupational therapy / Chris Kingsnorth -- 7c. Multidisciplinary care : speech and language therapy / Amanda Scott and Maryanne McPhee -- 7d. Multidisciplinary care : psychology / Jos Kerkvliet -- 7e. Multidisciplinary care : nursing care / Dallas Forshew -- 8. International aspects of care / David Oliver -- 9a. End of life care : ethical issues / Leo McCluskey and Lauren Elman -- 9b. End of life care / Nigel Sykes -- 10. Bereavement / Ann McMurray and Amanda Harris -- 11a. Personal experiences : one day at a time : the experience of an ALS caregiver / Linda Centers -- 11b. Personal experiences : amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and how it affects my life / Phil Hankins
Summary This volume provides an evidence-based guide to the care of people with ALS/MND, including, the control of symptoms, the psychosocial care of patients and their families, and care in bereavement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes Web resources
Notes Print version record
Subject Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Palliative treatment.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -- therapy
Palliative Care
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Palliative treatment.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Form Electronic book
Author Oliver, David, 1954-
Borasio, Gian Domenico.
Walsh, Declan, 1947-
LC no. 2006023591
ISBN 9780191730368