Publication date: Sep 09, 2019
Credit: Wikipedia A comprehensive new Canadian guideline provides practical guidance for physicians, allied health professionals, patients and families on managing Parkinson disease, based on the latest evidence.
The new guideline, funded by Parkinson Canada, is based on the latest evidence and advances in diagnosis, treatment and symptom management, and contains a new section on palliative care.
“We hope this guideline will help physicians and other health care professionals improve the care of people with Parkinson disease,” says Dr. David Grimes, a neurologist at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario.
In addition to its usefulness to health care professionals, the guideline may be used by policy-makers, charities and funders as well as people with Parkinson disease and their families.
“A limitation to implementing the guideline is the lack of access to health care providers experienced in caring for people with Parkinson disease,” says Dr. Grimes.
“The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations to improve the overall standard of care of individuals with Parkinson disease in Canada, not only for health care professionals, but also for policy-makers, patients themselves and their caregivers,” writes Dr. Veronica Bruno, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Movement Disorders Program and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, and coauthor in a related commentary.
The guideline “represents a great effort to streamline the management of Parkinson disease across Canada,” they write.
Citation: New guideline on Parkinson’s disease aimed at physicians and people with Parkinson’s (2019, September 9) retrieved 9 September 2019 from This document is subject to copyright.
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