Neurological Question #32
The nurse and rehabilitation disciplines are collaborating on the care for a client with Parkinson’s disease. Which collaborative goal is the most appropriate for the client with Parkinson’s disease?
- To stop progression of the disease.
- To sure the disease.
- To establish palliative care.
- To maintain optimal body function.
The primary goal is to maintain optimal body function for all disciplines involved in the care of the client. Joint flexibility, muscle strength, understanding and taking medications correctly, and maintaining independence as much as possible in a safe environment is important. Curing or stopping the progression of Parkinson’s is unrealistic. Establishing palliative care is not appropriate at this time and does not reflect a collaborative effort in maintaining body function, but does provide palliative measures for end of life care.