Palliative Care

Palliative care in neurology

An e book has just been published by Frontiers Research Topics entitled” Palliative care in neurology” - Oliver D, de Visser M and Voltz R (2020) Editorial: Palliative Care in Neurology. Front. Neurol. 10:1370. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.01370

This e book covers a wide spectrum of palliative care in neurological disease, including specific papers on quality of life, psychological distress and the use of non-invasive ventilation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the access to palliative care and the care of people with Parkinson’s disease in nursing homes, including those with dementia, barriers to palliative care for people with stroke and the needs of people with glioma.  Many areas are discussed including the results of a survey of neurologists in the Netherlands on their views on palliative care, neurological symptoms in palliative care, aspects of care and communication, the use of telemedicine in supporting palliative care in the management of neurological patients, the use of communication aids, the assessment of prognosis and the specific management of seizures and restless leg syndrome.

The book is freely available and is aimed to be of interest to all neurologists and palliative care specialists, as the collaboration between the disciplines evolves and develops across Europe.

 

Key points:

  • This e book has 16 papers on different aspects on palliative care in neurology
  • All are Open access and peer reviewed
  • Many members of the Palliative Care Specialty Panel have been involved – as editors or contributors

 

References:

Oliver D, de Visser M and Voltz R (2020) Editors: Palliative Care in Neurology. Front. Neurol. 10:1370. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.01370