Unit 14 P4

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P4: Plan a care pathway for each physiological disorder including the roles of relevant practitioners Parkinson’s Disorder primary care (immediate, front line care) – Primary care basically meaning first stage of care can vary from all kinds of support depending on how far you are into your disorder. After having what you think are signs of Parkinson’s such as shaking of the hands / body or stuttering words, most ideal place to go to for advice is your local GP although there is no tests that can conclusively show that you have Parkinson's disease, your doctor will base a diagnosis on your symptoms, medical history and the results of a clinical examination. This stage is usually self-referral and in a statutory setting like a hospital or GP surgery because this is the professionals you speak to about the disorder before it goes any further. Medication –…show more content…
Most people can take Madopar and Sinemet without experiencing sickness or nausea, treatment will usually start on a low dosage this is gradually increased until you and your GP, specialist or Parkinson's nurse agree that your symptoms are under control. secondary care (Second line of treatment, often specialists) – After visiting your GP and having your diagnosis, you can from anytime there on have a professional referral to visit a nutritious specialist, during this procedure you’ll most likely talk about a series of lifestyle choices where they can give you advice on how to become healthier and hopefully improve your disorder. Also during your secondary care you most likely have a visit at home from an occupational therapist, these specialists adjust certain things in your home to make it more suitable for the person with the disorder. Tertiary care (Longer term care)
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