This focused issue on “Palliative Care for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders” is edited by Dr. Benzi M. Kluger, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA.
Dr. Kluger is currently a professor of neurology and the director of the neurology supportive and palliative care program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. In addition to seeing patients in the supportive and palliative care clinic, he directs a very active research program working towards improving therapies for non-motor symptoms and improving standards of care for patients and caregivers through supportive and palliative care models. His research has been funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, etc.
- Focused issue outline:
- Preface to This Focused Issue
- Needs Assessment Tools
- Spiritual Wellbeing
- Caregiver support
- Use of telehealth
- Advance Care Planning
- Home based palliative care
- Outpatient needs and models of care
- Palliative Care Needs in PD
- Specialty palliative care for PD and related disorders