New journal article reviews role of Parkinson's nurse

News
19 Apr 2022

A review of the Parkinson's Nurse Specialist role has been published in the journal 'Geriatrics' this month.

'A Narrative Review of Specialist Parkinson’s Nurses: Evolution, Evidence and Expectation' looks at the role of the Parkinson's Nurse Specialist from the first postholder in 1989 to the current role across the country. The article considers its evidence base and the expectations placed on the role from patients, healthcare professionals, and those in post themselves.

Authored by some of Parkinson's Academy's faculty, the abstract summarises effectively:

'Whilst the current evidence base for their effectiveness is limited, their input appears to improve subjective patient wellbeing and they are considered a vital resource in management.'

To read the full open access article, find it online

Citation: Tenison E James A, Ebenezer L, Henderson EJ. A Narrative Review of Specialist Parkinson’s Nurses: Evolution, Evidence and Expectation. Geriatrics 2022, 7(2), 46; published: 7 April 2022. https://doi.org/10.3390/geriat...

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