The particular needs of people with progressive long term neurological conditions including parkinsons disease motor neurone disease mnd multiple sclerosis ms and huntingtons disease may make care delivery and planning the last stages of life ethically practically and clinically challenging. This unique and comprehensive book builds bridges between palliative and neurological care expertise for professionals who work with patients with progressive neurological diseases including parkinsons disease motor neurone disease mnd multiple sclerosis ms and huntingtons disease. Progressive neurological conditions epidemiological and clinical picture o the principles and practice of palliative care o supportive and palliative care needs in progressive long term neurological conditions an overview. The realization of an effective palliative approach to neurological diseases requires specific skills and expertise to adapt the concept of palliation to the peculiarities of these diseases this approach should be realized through the cooperation of different services and the action of a multidisciplinary team in which the neurologist should . In our view we believe that more professionals should be involved in the palliative approach to neurological diseases and in relation to the italian healthcare system we would propose a neurologist a general practitioner a physiatrist a psychologist a social worker a nurse a patient care assistant and a palliative care physician
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