Chapter 11. Palliative Nursing Care in other Neurological Conditions

  1. Elaine Stevens programme leader Chair6,
  2. Susan Jackson lecturer programme leader Chair Nurse Specialist7 and
  3. Stuart Milligan PhD nurse Lecturer8
  1. Anne Thomson Nurse member1,
  2. Carole Ferguson general nurse midwife member2,
  3. Richard Warner Nurse Consultant3,
  4. George Kernohan chairs Professor4,
  5. Felicity Hasson Senior Lecturer doctoral research member4 and
  6. Dorothy Hardyway Nurse Specialist5

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch11

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

How to Cite

Thomson, A., Ferguson, C., Warner, R., Kernohan, G., Hasson, F. and Hardyway, D. (2009) Palliative Nursing Care in other Neurological Conditions, in Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care (eds E. Stevens, S. Jackson and S. Milligan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 6

    The Ayrshire Hospice and The University of The West of Scotland, UK

  2. 7

    School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery of the University of West of Scotland, UK

  3. 8

    University of the West of Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ayrshire Hospice, UK

  2. 2

    Royal College of Nursing, UK

  3. 3

    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  4. 4

    University of Ulster, UK

  5. 5

    Northern Ireland Hospice, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169974

Online ISBN: 9781444322705



  • The role of genetic testing;
  • Clinical features of Huntington's disease;
  • The effect of Huntington's disease on families;
  • Palliative care issues for people with Huntington's disease;
  • Control of motor symptoms;
  • Other symptoms and their control;
  • The wider issues of Huntington's disease;
  • Loss, grief and bereavement;
  • The role of specialist palliative care units;
  • What is motor neurone disease?


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Huntington's disease

  • Motor neurone disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • References