Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease

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Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease

SKU# 9780826102379

Editors: Lisette K. Bunting-Perry MScN, RN Gwyn M. Vernon MSN, CRNP


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"This is a wonderful resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD) .This unique book provides readers with access to multiple experts in the field and a wide variety of pertinent topics in the care of patients with PD. This is an excellent addition to the field and will be extremely useful for interdisciplinary teams caring for these patients." Score: 100, 5 stars


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 presently 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, nonmotor 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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 14, 2007
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102379
  • EISBN 9780826103451

About The Author(s) 

Lisette K.Bunting-Perry
Lisette Bunting-Perry, MScN, RN, is the assistant clinical director of the Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. Ms. Bunting-Perry earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and her master of science in chronic care and management from The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She currently is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where she is focusing her work on palliative care in elders with Parkinson's disease. Ms. Bunting-Perry is a John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Predoctoral Scholar and has received funding from the Mayday Fund for the study of pain in older adults with Parkinson's disease. She has been active in numerous clinical trials, both as a clinical coordinator and principal investigator, and she has earned a certificate in the science of clinical investigation from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Through her publications and presentations, Ms. Bunting-Perry has received international recognition as a nurse expert in Parkinson's disease.

Table of Contents 

List of Contributing Authors
Foreword by Matthew B. Stern, MD
  1. Parkinson's Disease--Then, Now, and in the Future, Gwyn M. Vernon
  2. Theoretical Approach to the Clinical Care of Parkinson's Disease, Amy M. Sawyer
  3. Motor Symptoms and Medication Management, Barbara Fitzsimmons, Gwyn M. Vernon, and Constance Ward
  4. The Psychiatric Realm of Parkinson's Disease, Rebecca Martine
  5. Nonmotor Complications in Parkinson's Disease, Constance Ward, and Lisette Bunting-Perry, Julia Howard, Rebecca Martine, and Jacqueline Rick
  6. Deep Brain Stimulation Management, Susan Heath, Constance Ward, with contributions by Gwyn M. Vernon
  7. Palliative Care: Caring for Frail Older Adults with Parkinson's Disease, Lisette Bunting-Perry
  8. Role of the Nurse in the Care of the Patient with Parkinson's Disease, Heidi Watson, Lisette Bunting-Perry, and Gwyn M. Vernon
  9. Caregiving and Psychosocial Issues in Parkinson's Disease, Gretchen L. Glenn
  10. Rehabilitation Interventions in Parkinson's Disease, Heather J. Cianci
  11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Parkinson's Disease, Constance Ward
  12. Index

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