Living With Parkinson's Disease In The Family

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PARKINSON DISEASE AND FAMILY
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Learning to live with Parkinson’s disease in the family unit: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of well-being
By
Carlos Orallo
Randy Aquiar
Olivia Rives
Jorge Aquiar
Miguel Ramirez
MSN5300: Advanced Nursing Inquiry, Research and Evidenced Based Practice

Dr. Rose Marie Lewis
April 7, 2018

Table of Contents Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 3
Problem Statement………………………………………………………………………….........4
Research Question………………………………………………………………………………..5
Purpose of the Study……………………………………………………………………………...7

Introduction Throughout our time, people has seen many different
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This graph shows the name of the participants under (Pseudonym, we have gender, age, patient/partner, years since diagnosis. The participants age range from 67 being the youngest and to 85 being the oldest. We had equal amount of patients (2 females and 2 males), we had 5 partners because of the participants spouse was deceased. Years since diagnosis of the disease, Subject 1, 2 years; subject 2, 21 years; subject 3, 21 years, subject 4, 21 years; subject 5, 15 years (disease). Data were analyzed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Each case was analyzed and initial themes identified before moving on to the next case.
Implication for Future Studies
The current studies covered in this paper were preliminary examinations looking for the impact of Parkinson disease and the family unit. Previous research has investigated people’s experience of living PD in-depth but it tends to have focused either on the patient or caregiver; here we looked at the patients and their partners within the family unit. This study would be able to be use as a guideline for future studies done in this subject. It’s important to understand that by helping those that are caregivers and offer them support, the lifeworld of both can be better.

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