Ethical considerations and palliative care in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A review.

@article{DanelBrunaud2017EthicalCA,
  title={Ethical considerations and palliative care in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A review.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Danel-Brunaud and Licia Touzet and Lydia Chevalier and Caroline Moreau and David Devos and Sylvie Vandoolaeghe and L. Defebvre},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  year={2017},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={300-307}
}
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not a curable disease, but it is treatable. By definition, much of the care provided to ALS patients is palliative, even though active life-sustaining strategies are available to prolong survival. Healthcare professionals must develop communication skills that help patients cope with the inexorable progression of the disease and the inevitability of death. Symptomatic treatments as well as respiratory insufficiency and nutritional life-sustaining therapies… CONTINUE READING
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