Honesty and hope: announcement of diagnosis in ALS.

Détails

ID Serval
serval:BIB_C0C9F5108549
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Honesty and hope: announcement of diagnosis in ALS.
Périodique
Neurology
Auteur(s)
Silani V., Borasio G.D.
ISSN
0028-3878 (Print)
ISSN-L
0028-3878
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1999
Volume
53
Numéro
8 Suppl. 5
Pages
S37-S42
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Informing patients and their families about a diagnosis such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a daunting task for any physician. The way the diagnosis is communicated will have a major impact on the physician-patient relationship and the attitude of the patient toward the disease and toward symptomatic treatment measures. Breaking the news can be truly defined as the starting point of palliative care in ALS. It is an ongoing information process which, by its nature, escapes narrow definitions or standardization attempts. Nevertheless, a number of techniques exist to facilitate the process and ease the burden for physicians, patients, and families. We believe that the terminal phase should be discussed at the latest when first respiratory symptoms appear, to prevent unwarranted fears of "choking to death."
Mots-clé
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/diagnosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/psychology, Humans, Physician-Patient Relations, Truth Disclosure
Pubmed
Web of science
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14/01/2014 11:47
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03/03/2018 21:06
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