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Neuropalliative Care

A Guide to Improving the Lives of Patients and Families Affected by Neurologic Disease

  • 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

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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-93215-6
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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Neuropalliative Care: An Introduction

    • Claire J. Creutzfeldt, Benzi M. Kluger, Robert G. Holloway
    Pages 1-8
  3. Disease and Symptom-Specific Considerations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. Severe Acute Brain Injury

      • Margaret Isaac, Claire J. Creutzfeldt
      Pages 11-23
    3. Prolonged Coma and Early Disorders of Consciousness

      • Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
      Pages 25-35
    4. Chronic Disorders of Consciousness

      • Sunil Kothari
      Pages 37-58
    5. Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders

      • Janis M. Miyasaki
      Pages 59-72
    6. Dementia

      • Thomas V. Caprio, Nicole Kosier
      Pages 73-87
    7. Multiple Sclerosis

      • Ludo J. Vanopdenbosch, David J. Oliver
      Pages 89-99
    8. Neuromuscular Diseases

      • Maisha T. Robinson, Danny Estupinan
      Pages 101-115
    9. Malignant Brain Tumors

      • Akanksha Sharma, Lynne P. Taylor
      Pages 117-133
    10. Child Neurology

      • Monica E. Lemmon, Renee D. Boss
      Pages 135-147
  4. Improving Communication and Treatment Decisions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149
    2. Communicating Effectively

      • Jessica M. McFarlin, Joshua S. Barclay
      Pages 151-160
    3. Prognostication

      • Brian Mac Grory, David Y. Hwang
      Pages 161-170
    4. Improving Medical Decisions

      • Jorge Risco, Adam Kelly
      Pages 171-185
    5. Addressing and Managing Requests to Hasten Death

      • Neal Weisbrod, Timothy E. Quill
      Pages 187-203
  5. Crosscutting Issues in Palliative Care

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. Hospice and End of Life Care in Neurologic Disease

      • Farrah N. Daly, Mara M. Lugassy
      Pages 221-238

About this book

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.



Keywords

  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care
  • Quality of Life
  • End of Life Care
  • Communication

Reviews

“The authors have done a marvelous job identifying common gaps in the care of patients with neurological illness and offer practical advice on addressing those gaps through a palliative care approach.” (Nina Leyson Martinez, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 22 , 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, USA

    Claire J. Creutzfeldt

  • Professor of Neurology, Chief Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care Section, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, USA

    Benzi M. Kluger

  • Professor and Edward A. and Alma Vollertsen Rykenboer Chair, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, USA

    Robert G. Holloway

About the editors

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


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Neuropalliative Care

  • Book Subtitle: A Guide to Improving the Lives of Patients and Families Affected by Neurologic Disease

  • Editors: Claire J. Creutzfeldt, Benzi M. Kluger, Robert G. Holloway

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93215-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-93214-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-06613-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-93215-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 312

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Palliative Care, Neurology

Buying options

eBook USD 44.99 USD 84.99
47% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-93215-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 59.99 USD 109.99
45% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 79.99 USD 149.99
47% discount Price excludes VAT (USA)