Motor neurone disease: an overview
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Motor neurone disease: an overview

Anna Kent Clinical specialist in neurological conditions, Milton Keynes Community Health Services, Bletchley Community Hospital, Milton Keynes

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a relatively rare, progressive and incurable neurological condition affecting patients’ speech, mobility and respiratory function. Care of patients with MND is complex and involves various healthcare professionals and services. There is a need to discuss symptom management and promote palliative and end of life care from the point of diagnosis to ensure appropriate holistic care is provided.

Nursing Standard. 26, 46, 48-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.


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