The role of palliative care in patients with neurological diseases.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_371B1DF97251
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Editorial
Collection
Publications
Titre
The role of palliative care in patients with neurological diseases.
Périodique
Nature Reviews. Neurology
Auteur(s)
Borasio G.D.
ISSN
1759-4766 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1759-4758
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Volume
9
Numéro
5
Pages
292-295
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish. PDF type: Perspectives, Opinion
Résumé
Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families affected by life-threatening illness. This approach applies to a large and growing proportion of neurological disorders, most prominently stroke and dementia. Challenges in the palliative care of patients with incurable neurological diseases include the broad spectrum of the rate of symptom progression, a lack of reliable prognostic markers, scarcity of evidence for efficacy of symptomatic treatments, and a high prevalence of difficulties with communication, cognitive impairment and behavioural disturbances. A genuinely multidisciplinary approach to neurological palliative care is, therefore, required. However, palliative care is not an integral part of neurological training in most countries. This Perspectives article aims to underscore the importance of integrating palliative care into daily clinical practice. The basic principles and challenges of neurological palliative care are also outlined in the light of relevant literature.
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
20/06/2013 18:01
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 16:03
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