Ethical considerations in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

@article{Eisen2013EthicalCI,
  title={Ethical considerations in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis},
  author={A. Eisen and Charles Krieger},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={110},
  pages={45-53}
}
This article examines some of the ethical concerns relevant for the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We emphasize the importance for providing a competent assessment of the clinical deficit to correctly identify the disease and to avoid incorrect diagnoses. Conveying the diagnosis to the patient and their family requires empathy and it is important to remain supportive and positive, even in the face of this incurable disease. The essence of care in ALS is to permit the patient… Expand
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