DISORDERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN PATIENTS NEEDING PALLIATIVE CARE

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Issue: 
4
Year: 
2015

I.A. Zlobina (1), A.N. Krivtsunov (2) 1 -Belgorod State National Research University 2 -Gerontology Research Medical Center, Moscow

The paper considers the major types of consciousness disorders in incurable patients, the etiological and clinical aspects, and basic treatment and prevention measures. It shows that mental state can be substantially improved even when the underlying disease progresses.

Keywords: 
palliative care
mental confusion
depression
delirium



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