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.
• Provides a comprehensive review of palliative care specific to neurological diseases
• Written by leaders in the fields of multiple disciplines to provide best practices from a range of viewpoints
• Focuses on providing inclusive palliative care for all stages of neurological illness
• Claire J. Creutzfeldt, MD. Assistant Professor. Department of Neurology. University of Washington Harborview Medical Center. Seattle, WA. USA
• Benzi M. Kluger, MD, MS, FAAN. Professor of Neurology. Chief Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care Section. Department of Neurology. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Aurora, CO. USA
• Robert G. Holloway, MD, MPH, FAAN. Professor and Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Chair. Department of Neurology. University of Rochester Medical Center. Rochester, NY. USA