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A Palliative Approach to Neurological Care: A Literature Review

  • Teneille E. Gofton (a1), Mandar S. Jog (a1) and Valerie Schulz (a1) (a2)

Abstract

This review assesses the current opinion towards early palliative care in neurology and discusses the existing evidence base. A comprehensive literature search resulted in 714 publications with 53 being directly relevant to the scope of this review. The current literature reflects primarily expert opinion and describes a growing interest in the early introduction of palliative principles into neurological care. Early initiation of palliative interventions has the potential to improve quality of life, enhance symptom management and assist in advance care planning. Further data is required to determine whether this shift in philosophy has a positive impact on patient care.

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