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Author: Anna Kent
Date: July 2012
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 26, Number 46
Keywords: End of life care, motor neurone disease, neurodegenerative disease, neurology, palliative care
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a relatively rare, progressive and incurable neurological condition affecting patients’ speech, mobility and respiratory function. Care of patients with MND is complex and involves various healthcare professionals and services. There is a need to discuss symptom management and promote palliative and end of life care from the point of diagnosis to ensure appropriate holistic care is provided.
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