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/ns2012.07.26.46.48.c9215
Published in print: 18 July 2012Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review