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Author Wijdicks, Eelco F. M., 1954- author

Title Communicating prognosis / Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (145 pages)
Series Core principles of acute neurology
Core principles of acute neurology
Contents Prognostication after traumatic brain injury -- Prognostication after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke -- Prognostication of coma after cardiac arrest -- Prognostication after brain injury-associated seizure and status epilepticus -- Prognostication after infections of the central nervous system -- Prognostication following acute neuromuscular disorders -- Principles of neuropalliation -- The conversation and words we use -- Withdrawal of support and palliation -- Troubleshooting : families who won't let go
Summary Prognostication of acute neurologic disease is a major task for neurohospitalists and neurointensivists. The family conference raises the delicate matter of how to decide that outcome is indefinitely poor and how to define disability. This monograph is the first book on how to communicate prognosis in acute neurologic conditions. Communicating Prognosis includes useful data on prognosis in all major neurologic conditions and provides practical advice on how to effectively lead such a conference and how to resolve potential conflicts. This book provides straightforward common sense on-the-spot advice and touches on all aspects of support of devastated families
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Brain -- Diseases -- Prognosis
Neurologic manifestations of general diseases.
Palliative treatment.
Physician and patient.
Medical referral.
Medical consultation.
Brain Diseases -- diagnosis
Neurologic Manifestations
Palliative Care
Professional-Family Relations
Referral and Consultation
Physician-Patient Relations
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Medical consultation
Medical referral
Neurologic manifestations of general diseases
Palliative treatment
Physician and patient
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199322114