Addressing spiritual well-being as a means of improving quality of life in Parkinson disease

Molly M. Kilpatrick, Maisha T. Robinson

Abstract

There is a growing acceptance of the role of palliative care for patients with neurological diseases, given the often progressive, debilitating, and terminal nature of the conditions (1). A specific body of literature has emerged that focuses on the needs of patients with Parkinson disease and their caregivers and it highlights the significant symptom burden in this patient population (2-5).