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Titolo:
Honesty and hope: announcement of diagnosis in ALS
Autore:
Silani, V; Borasio, GD;
Indirizzi:
Univ Munich, Dept Neurol, Klinikum Grosshadern, D-81366 Munich, Germany Univ Munich Munich Germany D-81366 Grosshadern, D-81366 Munich, Germany Univ Milan, Maggiore Hosp, Sch Med, IRCCS,Inst Neurol, Milan, Italy Univ Milan Milan Italy e Hosp, Sch Med, IRCCS,Inst Neurol, Milan, Italy
Titolo Testata:
NEUROLOGY
fascicolo: 8, volume: 53, anno: 1999, supplemento:, 5
pagine: S37 - S39
SICI:
0028-3878(199911)53:8<S37:HAHAOD>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
AMYOTROPHIC-LATERAL-SCLEROSIS; BREAKING BAD-NEWS; MECHANICAL VENTILATION; MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS; CANCER; OUTCOMES; CARE; ATTITUDES; PATIENT; SKILLS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Borasio, GD Univ Munich, Dept Neurol, Klinikum Grosshadern, D-81366 Munich, Germany Univ Munich Munich Germany D-81366 , D-81366 Munich, Germany
Citazione:
V. Silani e G.D. Borasio, "Honesty and hope: announcement of diagnosis in ALS", NEUROLOGY, 53(8), 1999, pp. S37-S39

Abstract

Informing patients and their families about a diagnosis such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a daunting task for any physician. The way thediagnosis is communicated will have a major impact on the physician-patient relationship and the attitude of the patient toward the disease and toward symptomatic treatment measures. Breaking the news can be truly defined asthe starting point of palliative care in ALS. It is an ongoing informationprocess which, by its nature, escapes narrow definitions or standardization attempts. Nevertheless, a number of techniques exist to facilitate the process and ease the burden for physicians, patients, and families. We believe that the terminal phase should be discussed at the latest when first respiratory symptoms appear, to prevent unwarranted fears of "choking to death."

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