Bede, Peter; Oliver, David; Stodart, James; van den Berg, Leonard; Simmons, Zachary; O Brannagáin, Doiminic; Borasio, Gian Domenico; Hardiman, Orla
Palliative care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a review of current international guidelines and initiatives.
In: Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, Vol. 82, No. 4: pp. 413-418
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a relentlessly progressive neurodegenerative condition. Optimal management requires a palliative approach from diagnosis with emphasis on patient autonomy, dignity and quality of life.