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Review and assess

The needs of people with MND are complex and vary from person to person. It is important that a variety of health professionals be involved in their care, enabling regular assessment and review of changing needs (MND Australia 2010).

Andersen and others 2007

Symptomatic treatment aims to improve the quality of life of patients and care givers. Symptoms should be treated as they become prominent and incapacitating in individual patients.

Excerpt from Statement of good practice for the management of ALS/MND

Support and care management for people living with ALS/MND is underpinned by five basic principles:

  • Management of the disease determined by the needs and wishes of the person living with ALS/MND, treating the person with ALS/MND with care, respect and dignity
  • Timely response to identified needs
  • Access to a coordinated and integrated care plan
  • Regular monitoring and review of the person’s condition, and appropriateness of the care plan
  • Information about the person’s medical condition held in confidence

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