Advance care planning in individuals with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Advanced care planning (ACP) is an important facet of caring of individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), yet barriers remain to engaging in ACP; care partners, when available, and a palliative care approach can help overcome these barriers.

Why this matters

  • This study suggests ACP should be integrated into neurologic practice in order to improve care as well as both patient and care partner outcomes.