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.
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