Palliative and end of life care
This information is for health and social care professionals. You may also want to see our information for people living with or affected by MND on:
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive and terminal disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.
Because MND can be rapidly progressive, it is important that people with the condition are offered referral to specialist palliative care services at an appropriate time.
People with MND should also be encouraged to talk through options for their care and their preferences for end of life, before the need is urgent or before they find it too difficult or tiring to communicate.
Find out more
More information can be found in our booklet for health and social care professionals:
- A professional's guide to end of life care in MND
- End of life guide for people with and affected by MND
- NICE Guideline 42 – Motor neurone disease: assessment and management
Contact MND Connect if you have any questions about MND and supporting people with the condition.