Neuropalliative Care

Neuropalliative Care

Part I

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Janis M. Miyasaki, Benzi M. Kluger
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323850292

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Neuropalliative Care, Part One, Volume 189 covers a type of care that is given when there is no cure for the neurological disorder and the patient is in distress. It provides a scholarly background of Neuropalliative care, from historic underpinnings to its practice in various geographical regions, along with best practices for specific neurological disorders. It covers the work of multi or interdisciplinary teams whose care is intended to make the patient as comfortable as possible and includes partners and families in treatment plans.

Key Features

  • Summarizes research in neuropalliative care
  • Identifies current practices in different geographic regions
  • Provides best practices for specific neurological disorders and patient populations
  • Includes advanced care planning


Clinical neurologists

Table of Contents

  • SECTION 1. Neuropalliative Care as a New Field
    1. Key Concepts and opportunities for Neuropalliative Care
    2. Defining an Emerging Field
    3. Neuropalliative Care team members and roles
    4. Delivery Models of Neuropalliative care
    5. International Models of Neuropalliative Care
    6. What Palliative Care physicians wish Neurologists Knew
    7. What neurologists wish palliative care physicians knew
    8. When to initiate palliative care in neurology

    SECTION 2. Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning, Prognostication and End of Life
    9. ACP and Goals of Care
    10. Prognostication in Brain tumors
    11. Prognostication in Dementia
    12. Prognostication in Neurology (excluding dementia)
    13. End of life and Hospice care for Neurologic Illness
    14. Responding to requests for hastened death in patients living with advanced neurologic disease

Product details

  • No. of pages: 375
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323850292

About the Series Volume Editors

Janis M. Miyasaki

Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN, is a graduate of the University of Toronto medical school, neurology residency program, and a movement disorders fellowship under Anthony Lang, MD, FAAN. From 1999-2013, she was a faculty member at the University of Toronto assuming the roles as Director of Education for Neurology for four hospitals, ward chief, Physician-In-Chief, Toronto Western Hospital, Associate Director of the Movement Disorders Program and other leadership roles. In 2007, Miyasaki initiated the first neurologist-led Palliative Care for movement disorders in the world. Since 2014, Miyasaki joined the University of Alberta and is currently the Director of Parkinson and Movement Disorders and Co-Director of the Complex Neurologic Symptoms Clinic, Neuropalliative Care. In 2019, she received the Parkinson Alberta Association award for outstanding contribution to patient care, education, and research . She is currently the Vice President of the American Academy of Neurology and the Director of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Zone Section Chief, Neurology, Northern Alberta. She is an active clinical researcher, holding grants, mentoring young researchers in several spheres of movement disorders, neuropalliative care, physician wellness, and equity.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Alberta, Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Benzi M. Kluger

Dr. Kluger is the Julius, Helen and Robert Fine Professor of Neurology and the founding director of the Neuropalliative Care Service and Palliative Care Research Center at the University of Rochester. He is also the founding President of the International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) and a co-creator of the Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care Neurology (EPEC-N) program. He is a pioneer in the application of palliative care approaches to persons living with neurologic illness and has made notable contributions to outpatient models of care, the education of neurologists, and clinical research. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Davis Phinney Foundation, and the Department of Defense. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, anything outdoors, music, writing and professional wrestling. You can follow his non-academic writing on medical misinformation, spirituality and other topics at

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Rochester, Departments of Neurology and Medicine, Rochester, NY, United States

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