Health Professionals Needed for Parkinson's Disease Study

By Petrina Smith
Wednesday, 18 June, 2014




Researchers at The University of Western Australia are seeking health professionals to participate in a Parkinson's Disease study investigating their experiences engaging with partners of those with Parkinson’s.


Meredith Bolland, a Doctorate student in UWA’s School of Psychology, said partners of people with Parkinson’s  Disease had first-hand knowledge that was essential in providing effective care for their loved one.
“But through my research I’ve found that many partners of people with Parkinson’s don’t feel that health professionals take sufficient notice of their thoughts or observations when diagnosing and managing patients with Parkinson’s,” Ms Bolland said.
To follow up on these findings, Ms Bolland is now investigating the experiences of engagement from the perspective of health professionals.
She is looking for 12 to 20 health professionals, such as neurologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists, to take part in a confidential, one-off interview.
Those who are interested, or know someone who may be interested in participating, are asked to contact Meredith on 0414 511 037 or by email.
 
 
Related Articles

Report finds high use of antimicrobials in major cities

Sustained high use of antimicrobial medicines has been demonstrated in a five-year trend report...

Report reveals burden of non-melanoma skin cancer

A new report has revealed the unseen burden of non-melanoma skin cancer in Australia.

Queensland and Oxford: a tale of two vaccine agreements

CSL Limited has signed a heads of agreement for the supply of UQ's COVID-19 vaccine candidate...


  • All content Copyright © 2020 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd