Withdrawing ventilation support at the request of the patient: the ethical, moral and legal issues

Reading Time: 3 minutes Motor neurone disease (MND) can cause weakness in the chest muscles involved in breathing. This leads to shortness of breath and symptoms including disturbed sleep and headaches. Ventilation support allows a person to breathe more efficiently and can also extend survival. The MND Association has funded research into respiratory management and ventilation support for people living…

The Allied Professionals Forum

Reading Time: 2 minutes MND Association Trustee, Julie Draper, attended the International Alliance of ALS/MND Association’s Allied Professional Forum (APF) yesterday. This one day event aimed at healthcare professionals had a number of inspiring talks; including one by Association-funded researcher Dr Christina Faull based at the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice – LOROS. Here Julie blogs about her experience: