Parkinson’s disease permanent care unit: managing the chronic-palliative interface

  title={Parkinson’s disease permanent care unit: managing the chronic-palliative interface},
  author={Johan L{\"o}kk},
  booktitle={Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare},
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) eventually leads to severe functional decline and dependence. Specialized care units for PD patients in need of permanent care are lacking. METHODS Patients with severe PD are referred to the PD permanent care unit harboring 30 patients with specialized medical and health care provided by trained staff. Patients need to have intensive medical and care needs, and be no longer able to stay at home or at an ordinary institution. A written and continuously… CONTINUE READING
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