Manual of Child Neurology: Problem Based Approach to Common Disorders

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Since the last century, remarkable advances at both the basic and clinical levels have considerably improved our ability to evaluate and treat children with neurological disorders. Many cases seen by ...
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Communicating Bad News

Pp. 129-133 (5)

Mohammed M.S. Jan


Many traumatic, infectious, vascular, and neoplastic neurological disorders carry poor prognoses for complete neurological recovery. These disorders may result in chronic disability with multiple medical and neurological complications. The common practice of consanguineous marriage in Saudi Arabia results in a high prevalence of many inherited and genetic neurological and metabolic disorders. Many of these children exhibit progressive deterioration in cognitive, language, and/or motor function. Because of the high incidence of such disorders, many of which cannot be characterized, the necessity of facing parents with discussions regarding prognosis is not uncommon.


Communication, Giving, Bad, Neurological, News, DNR, Resusitation, Brain death, Unresponsiveness, Vegetative, Ventillation.


Professor & Consultant of Pediatric Neurology Department of Pediatrics Faculty of Medicine King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.