Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in a Palliative Hospice Care Setting – a Case Report


Authors: M. Kala 1,2;  Z. Mikšová 1
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav ošetřovatelství, Fakulta zdravotnických věd UP v Olomouci 1;  Hospic na Svatém Kopečku 2
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2012; 75/108(5): 630-632
Category: Case Report

Overview

The authors present a case of 41-year old male with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who refused percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and mechanical ventilation and decided for palliative care in a hospice. The paper describes palliative therapeutic approach that reduces patient suffering and enables him to die peacefully sharing his last days with his family.

Key words:
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – palliative care – hospice


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