Promoting Excellence : Hospice Qualifying Symptomatology for ALS Patients

Name:
Hospice Qualifying Symptomatology for ALS Patients

Description:
A single page list of symptoms that may be present in ALS patients, a combination of which would qualify the patient for hospice referral.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment Tools

Source:
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair

Contact:
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
[email protected]

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
This tool aids the clinician in assessing the patient's qualifications for support from hospice.

Keywords:
hospice, decision-making, care plan, symptom assessment, ALS

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.

References:
Produced by the ALS Workgroup.

To view this tool:
ALS Appendix B, p 15 (pdf PDF 835 KB / 62 pages)

Posted March 10, 2005

Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document


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