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Living with parkinson's disease in the community: improving assessments and interventions

Autores: Ambrosio Gutierrez, Leire; Navarta Sánchez, María Victoria; Portillo Vega, María Carmen
Título de la revista: PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
ISSN: 0264-5033
Volumen: 24
Número: 10
Páginas: 26 - 29
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Resumen:
Parkinson¿s disease (PD) is a long-term condition that affects patients¿ and carers¿ quality of life. It is important to develop and implement new approaches that bring together health and psychosocial care for people living with chronic illnesses such as PD. The authors emphasise the role of primary care nurses in supporting patients and their informal carers, and outline how practitioners can focus care on patients¿ psychosocial as well as physical needs. The article includes a literature review of the process of living with PD and discusses the development and implementation of interventions based on assessments tailored to the individual needs of patients and their carers.