Neurological Dia­gnoses in a Hospice Care –  Two Case Reports


Authors: M. Kala
Authors‘ workplace: Fakulta humanitních studií, Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně ;  Hospic na Svatém Kopečku, Olomouc
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2013; 76/109(6): 756-758
Category: Case Report

Overview

The author presents two case studies of patients affected by severe neurological diagnoses. In the first case, a patient affected by progressive supranuclear paralysis was given palliative hospice care due to dismal clinical status and life-limiting terminal prognosis. The second patient, affected by multiple sclerosis, was given respite care. This also included percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion that not only contributed to stabilization of the patient’s condition but also allowed his wife, who was a carer, to recover.

Key words:
palliative care – respite care – hospice

The author declare he has no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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Paediatric neurology Neurosurgery Neurology

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