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Episode 73: The Role of Palliative Care in Neurology

SAP Partner | <b>International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS)</b>

Mind Moments®, a podcast from NeurologyLive®, brings you an exclusive interview with Ambereen Mehta, MD, MPH.

Episode 73 of the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast is now live! Scroll down to listen or click here to subscribe on your favorite streaming service.

The Mind Moments® podcast features exclusive interviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest research and disease management strategies across the breadth of neurology, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and more.

Episode 73, "Updates in Epilepsy Treatment," features an exclusive interview with Ambereen Mehta, MD, MPH, palliative care physician and assistant professor of medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She joined the show to discuss palliative care and its evolving role in the care paradigm for patients with chronic neurologic disease, as well as its history in the United States, how it differs from hospice care, and more.

To learn more about neuropalliative care, head to our International Neuropalliative Care Society (INPCS) partner page, or click here to learn more about the INPCS 2022 Annual Meeting.

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The stories featured in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here:


1:15 – Overview of palliative care and its purpose

5:40 – Differences between hospice and palliative care

7:55 – History of palliative care in the United States

12:25 – Palliative care's fit in neurologic care

15:10 – Neurology News Minute

17:10 – Benefits of care for caregivers

21:15 – Palliative care resources and societies

22:30 – Neuropalliative care and its current goals

26:30 – Benefits for clinicians of implementing neuropalliative care

30:20 – Recommendations for physicians

36:00 – Tips for trying palliative care practices and findings resources

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