Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease

Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease
2007 © Springer Publishing Company, LLC
Gwyn M. Vernon MSN, CRNP; Lisette K. Bunting-Perry MScN, RN
0-8261-0237-9 / 978-0-8261-0237-9


The incidence of Parkinson's is growing as the number of older adults making up the general population increases. The demand for nurses who specialize in the care of patients with movement disorders is also increasing and it is crucial that they have a comprehensive manual for patient care.
Lisette Bunting-Perry and Gwyn Vernon have years of experience working with Parkinson's patients and have put together a team of internationally renowned clinicians who provide a truly comprehensive review of the information you need for the care of patients with this complex clinical profile. Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease covers what is currently known about the disease and current evidence-based standards of care including: management through deep brain stimulation, palliative care for frail older adults with Parkinson's, medication management, non-motor complications and psychosocial issues, and complementary and alternative approaches.

This is an indispensable bedside companion in caring for those with Parkinson's as well as a much needed catalyst for the evaluation of future patient needs and the further development of comprehensive models of care.

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"This is a wonderful resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD). The editors bring together many experts in the field to provide diverse, pertinent, and current information related to the care of patients with this disease."

-- Kathleen M. Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review

"This text is an important resource for nurses and ancillary healthcare providers treating PD patients. Physicians treating PD and other neurodegenerative diseases will also find that its contents have broad applicability and value."

-- Matthew B. Stern, MD, Parker Family Professor of Neurology, Director, Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, University of Pennsylvania, from the foreword


The book is written for the general nursing community, specialists in PD, and ancillary professionals caring for patients with PD. The editors as well as the contributing authors are respected experts.

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