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Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement Paperback – Dec 9 2006


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Second Edition edition (Dec 9 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198570481
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198570486
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 2 x 15.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 558 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,950,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`Review from previous edition This book is reasonably priced and will prove valuable to medical and paramedical staff caring for MND patients. It provides comprehensive, evidence based information clearly written and accessible to a multidisciplinary readership. The advice is practical, compassionate and based on extensive clinical experience.' Brain

`Throughout the book, a positive tone emerges reflecting the view that, despite the devastating effects of MND, much can be done to alleviate symptoms, improve the quality of life of the afflicted person and to assist patients and their families to cope throughout the various phases of the disease.' Palliative Medicine

`Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis comprehensively and successfully fills what was previously a noticeable gap in palliative care literature and should be regarded as the essential reference text for any unit or individual professional involved in any way with the care of patients with ALS.' Progress in Palliative Care

`This volume crystallises current perspectives on the palliative management of ALS with consummate skill. Although not a long volume it covers the many important and complex in a very balanced manner. All health professionals involved in the care of ALS sufferers will benefit from reading it... It should be available to all departments providing care for ALS patients and carers and is an outstanding contribution to the ALS literature.' Journal of Neurology

`This book is reasonably priced and will prove valuable to medical and paramedical staff caring for MND patients. It provides comprehensive, evidence based information clearly written and accessible to a multidisciplinary readership. The advice is practical, compassionate and based on extensive clinical experience.' Brain

About the Author

David Oliver was awarded the Humanitarian Award of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations in 2003, in recognition of his work in this area. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Zagreb Medical Faculty in Croatia. Gian Domenico Borasio co-authored the first ever article on Palliative Care in Neurology in 1994, and organised the first symposium on the subject in 1996. With his team, he runs the Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine at the Munich University Hospital, which won the Annual University Award of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care in 2004. Professor Borasio was co-editor of Palliative Care in Neurology, OUP 2004. Dr Walsh is a founding member of both the European Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer and serves on the Editorial Boards for The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Journal of Supportive Oncology, and Supportive Cancer Therapy. He is also on the Board of Directors for MASCC, the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer.


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