Sailing the Stormy Seas : The Illness Experience of Persons with Parkinson ’ s Disease

@inproceedings{StanleyHermanns2010SailingTS,
  title={Sailing the Stormy Seas : The Illness Experience of Persons with Parkinson ’ s Disease},
  author={Melinda Stanley-Hermanns and Joan C. Engebretson},
  year={2010}
}
Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive disorder with no known cause or promising cure. While substantial information is known about the pathophysiology, little is known about the illness experience of living with the disease. A qualitative study using an ethnographic approach was conducted to provide a rich understanding of the illness experience. The illness experience was apprehended through field work in two support groups and the personal accounts of 14 participants with Parkinson's… CONTINUE READING
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