Parkinson's Disease: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:01 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:02 Remember, Parkinson's is a progressive disease.

    00:06 It's caused from an imbalance of neurotransmitters acetylcholine and dopamine in the brain.

    00:11 That's what causes a decline in the patient's ability to control movement.

    00:15 Now there's no cure for the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

    00:19 And treatment goals are to improve motor control and quality of life as much as possible.

    00:25 So, with a health care team, we're going to engage in collaborative care with other health care professionals.

    00:31 We're going to include the dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and we're all going to work together to help maintain the patient's personal level of safety and functional abilities, so we can help them live a quality life.

    00:46 Now we're going to intentionally develop a therapeutic relationship with the caregiver and the patient or include them in the process of assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient's unique plan of care.

    00:59 Thanks for watching our video today.

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    The lecture Parkinson's Disease: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Chronic Neurological Disorders (Nursing).

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    1. Treatment goals for clients with Parkinson's disease are to improve motor control and quality of life.
    2. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease that can be cured with medications and therapy.
    3. Caring for the client with Parkinson's disease is best accomplished by working with only one person from the health care team.
    4. Clients with Parkinson's disease have decreased cognitive function and cannot engage in discussion about their plan of care.

    Author of lecture Parkinson's Disease: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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