Prognosis of patients with dementia after admission to a Dutch nursing home
Modern medicine is focused on diagnosing and treating diseases in order to cure a patient from his disease, to relieve his symptoms, and, in most cases, to increase his life-expectancy. Alas, until now there is no cure for most patients who have dementia. Furthermore, if they suffer from comorbid illness, it is of ten impossible for them to understand the implications of cliagnostie and therapeutic strategies, and the wish of the patient to want or not to want to undergo medical procedures can often not be deduced. Two examples illustrate that these problems can also occur in a Dutch Nursing Home.
|Keywords||The Netherlands, dementia, nursing homes, psychiatry|
|Promotor||Cools, H.J.M. , Habbema, J.D.F. (Dik)|
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
van Dijk, P.Th.M.. (1994, December 7). Prognosis of patients with dementia after admission to a Dutch nursing home. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/23912