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Comprehensive Palliative Care in MS
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Comprehensive Palliative Care in MS:

CMSC Consensus Statement and Proposed Guidelines

Purpose
Several organizations have expressed interest and published guidelines or consensus statements emphasizing the need for palliative care for neurologic diseases. In addition, the need for palliative care in neurology has been identified by the European Academy of Neurology in their guideline on palliative care for patients with chronic and progressive neurological disease and in numerous journal articles. The recommendations focus on a multidisciplinary approach to care, initiating palliative care early in the disease, incorporating patients’ and families’ goals of care, providing expert assessment and management of symptoms, making certain advance
directives are discussed, and emphasizing support for caregivers.

A consensus meeting was organized by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) to review these issues and develop a consensus statement regarding the incorporation of palliative care into the care of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The proposed consensus statement/guideline provides information that health care practitioners can access immediately in the comprehensive care of their patients with MS. These guidelines will benefit families and caregivers of people with MS, as well.

Palliative Care in MS

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2019 Comprehensive Palliative Care in MS PDF (1.93 MB) Administration 5/21/2019
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