Patient Care in Neurology

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The aim of this book is to stimulate debate about the best service provision for neurology, covering considerations relevant to the commissioning of services, running outpatient clinics, transcultural issues, and the role of the nurse specialist. It assesses the role of neurogenetics in preventive neurology and opportunities for the continued application of gene therapy techniques. The text also covers the psychosomatic conditions faced by a neurologist and the management of the secondary psychological results of...
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Overview

The aim of this book is to stimulate debate about the best service provision for neurology, covering considerations relevant to the commissioning of services, running outpatient clinics, transcultural issues, and the role of the nurse specialist. It assesses the role of neurogenetics in preventive neurology and opportunities for the continued application of gene therapy techniques. The text also covers the psychosomatic conditions faced by a neurologist and the management of the secondary psychological results of organic neurological disease.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192628572
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
1 Loss of vision 1
2 Vestibular and auditory problems and falls 21
3 Chronic pain 43
4 Epilepsy and blackouts 59
5 Headache 93
6 Neuromuscular disease 105
7 Multiple sclerosis 111
8 Involuntary movements 127
9 Parkinson's disease 145
10 Dementia and delerium 161
11 Motor neurone disease 173
12 Stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage 179
13 Spinal cord diseases 197
14 Controversies in the management of common tumours 213
15 Infectious diseases 233
16 The value of a clinical genetics unit 247
17 Neurological problems in the elderly 259
18 Particular neurological problems of ethnic minority groups 281
19 The relationship between neurology and psychiatry 297
20 Neuro-rehabilitation 311
21 Respiratory and swallowing disorders 325
22 Muscle spasticity 345
23 Bladder, bowel, and sexual problems 355
24 Neurological disease and driving 367
25 Dying from a neurological disease 373
26 Neurologists as useful providers of health care 383
27 Coping with contracting in a changing National Health Service 391
28 Commissioning 399
29 Translating clinical research and technological developments into changes in practice 417
30 Medical education and the patient 425
31 A team approach to neurological disease 433
32 Going behind the consultation 441
33 An outreach service for neurological disease 451
34 Linking with lay societies 457
35 Organizing neurology outpatient services 463
Index 479
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