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Parkinson’s Disease Featured at the 2018 Quality and Safety in Nursing International Forum

Date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018
Author: 
Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, RN, CRNP

Each year, nurses from all over the world come together at the annual Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Forum to share ideas to promote quality and safety in healthcare. This year’s forum in Bonita Springs, FL, from May 30 to June 1, shined a light on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the work being done to improve care for people living with this challenging health condition.

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