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I’m a healthcare worker looking after someone with an advancing neurological illness

Being involved in the care of a person with an advancing neurological illness can often be challenging. This section aims to assist healthcare professionals in the care of a person with an advancing neurological illness, in addition to the information provided on previous pages.

Types of palliative Care:

Levels of palliative care

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When is palliative care appropriate for someone with and advancing neurological illness?

Palliative care is appropriate at any stage from diagnosis of an illness through to the end of life. Read more.

Illness progression common in people with advancing neurological conditions:

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Things to think about at stages of illness when caring for someone with an advancing neurological condition:

I’m looking after someone who has just been diagnosed with an advancing neurological condition:

A person with an advancing neurological condition has just been admitted to my ward:

I’m looking after a person with an advancing neurological condition who has an infection:

I’m looking after someone with an advancing neurological condition who had a fall/ their mobility is declining:

A person with an advancing neurological condition has just been admitted to my unit for respite care:

I’m involved in the care of somebody with an advancing neurological condition and is experiencing communication difficulties:

I’m involved in the care of somebody with an advancing neurological condition and is experiencing swallowing difficulties:

I’m looking fter somebody with an advancing neurological condition who is dying:

Other Resources:

Click here for a list of resources that may be useful in the care of those with an advancing neurological illness:

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When is palliative care appropriate?

Palliative care is appropriate at any stage from diagnosis of an illness through to the end of life. Using a palliative approach to care enables people to have the highest possible quality of life at whatever stage their illness is at. Palliative care can be provided by all healthcare professionals. Specialist palliative care services can […] Read more >

Other resources

Think Ahead Initiative Think Ahead is a public awareness initiative aimed at guiding people in discussing and recording their care preferences while able to speak for themselves. It comprises a detailed form divided into six sections: (1) Key Information (2) Care Preferences (3) Legal Matters (4) Financial Matters (5) When I Die and (6) Sharing Information. […] Read more >

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