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Book review: Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease

Kathryn Walker finds an accessible read in Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease
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Kathryn Walker finds an accessible read in Fast Facts: Parkinsons Disease

I have always found books in the Fast Facts series to be informative, easy to read and well-structured, and this book is no exception. Although a small book, Fast Facts: Parkinsons Disease contains a vast amount of information on the illness and associated syndromes.

Colour print, key points, diagrams and pictures bring the book to life and the straightforward text makes it an accessible read. However, as with any medical textbook, much of the information will date quickly.

As Parkinsons drugs are developed, clinical assessments adapted and treatment regimens and standards of practice changed, some of the information will become obsolete.

Patient perspective

The book provides a comprehensive exploration of Parkinsons disease and its associated conditions, treatments and complications. The emphasis on quality of life and holistic care

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Kathryn Walker finds an accessible read in Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease

I have always found books in the Fast Facts series to be informative, easy to read and well-structured, and this book is no exception. Although a small book, Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease contains a vast amount of information on the illness and associated syndromes.

fast facts

Colour print, key points, diagrams and pictures bring the book to life and the straightforward text makes it an accessible read. However, as with any medical textbook, much of the information will date quickly.

As Parkinson’s drugs are developed, clinical assessments adapted and treatment regimens and standards of practice changed, some of the information will become obsolete.

Patient perspective

The book provides a comprehensive exploration of Parkinson’s disease and its associated conditions, treatments and complications. The emphasis on quality of life and holistic care and the inclusion of patients’ perspectives make it an essential text for Parkinson’s specialist nurses or any nurse working with these patients.

Chapters on the patient journey, diagnosis and other therapies and support would be useful for different nursing groups, including nursing students. Its compact size and relatively low cost make it a wise purchase for any nurses working in this clinical specialty.


Fast Facts: Parkinson’s Disease (Fourth edition) | K Ray Chaudhuri and Victor SC Fung | Health Press/Fast Facts | £15 | 168pp | ISBN: 9781908541932

Reviewed by Newcastle NIHR Clinical Ageing Research Unit clinical research nurse Kathryn Walker

 

 

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