End-of-life management in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  title={End-of-life management in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis},
  author={S. Connolly and Miriam Galvin and O. Hardiman},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  • S. Connolly, Miriam Galvin, O. Hardiman
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet Neurology
  • Most health-care professionals are trained to promote and maintain life and often have difficulty when faced with the often rapid decline and death of people with terminal illnesses such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). By contrast, data suggest that early and open discussion of end-of-life issues with patients and families allows time for reflection and planning, can obviate the introduction of unwanted interventions or procedures, can provide reassurance, and can alleviate fear… CONTINUE READING
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