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Parkinson’s disease: the challenge

06 December 2000

Nursing Standard

CPD

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and degenerative condition. Rather than effecting a cure, the nurse’s role in caring for those with this condition is to enable them...

Understanding Parkinson’s disease

02 May 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article describes the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and the complications that arise as the condition progresses. Motor and non-motor symptoms are...

Parkinson’s disease: nursing care in emergency settings

14 September 2017

Emergency Nurse

CPD

In the UK 127,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, many of whom are frequently admited to hospital. However, Parkinson’s disease is not usually the...

Parkinson’s disease, palliative care and older people: part 2

01 April 2004

Nursing Older People

CPD

In the second of two articles on palliative care for people with Parkinson’s disease, the authors consider other aspects of care relevant to this complex stage. They...

Parkinson’s disease, palliative care and older people: part 1

01 March 2004

Nursing Older People

CPD

In the first of two articles on palliative care for people with Parkinson’s disease, the authors revise the common features of the disease, its different stages and...

Managing Parkinson’s disease in long-term care

01 December 2002

Nursing Older People

CPD

Parkinson’s disease affects one in every 100 people over the age of 60 and one in ten nursing home residents. This article explores common problems associated with...

Teaching people with Parkinson’s disease about their medication

01 March 2005

Nursing Older People

Care

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting an estimated 78,000 Australians (Doherty et al 2004). PD manifests as symptoms that...

Parkinson’s disease: the effects on womanhood

08 July 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To understand how women with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience and cope with menstruation, associated gynaecological problems and adjustments to womanhood....

Nursing care of patients undergoing pallidotomy

22 May 1996

Nursing Standard

Neurosurgery

PATHOLOGY OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE Parkinson's disease involves a primary degeneration of the dopaminergic neurones of the substantia nigra. The absence of...

Caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease in general hospital settings

31 May 2017

Nursing Older People

CPD

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common progressive neurological condition. There are 127,000 people with the disease in the UK, that is, one in every 500 of the...