Advancing Neurological Illness
The Irish Hospice Foundation and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland completed a project looking at the palliative care needs of people with advancing neurological conditions from the perspective of Neurological Alliance of Ireland member organisations. The report and key messages from this work is available by clicking on the first 2 pictures below. In November 2014 a Round table meeting was held to launch the report, share information and provide some direction. The report of the round table meeting is the available by clicking on the 3rd picture below. For more information contact Deirdre Shanagher
ROLE OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ADVANCING NEUROLOGICAL ILLNESS
People with advancing neurological illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease and Parkinson’s Disease can experience a range of symptoms which cause discomfort and distress. These symptoms include reduced mobility, difficulty swallowing and communication difficulties.
In treating these symptoms it is important to offer a care approach that addresses overall patient comfort.
If you need more information on the role of palliative care in the management of neurological illness – click the links below.