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How a specialist nurse helps patients undergoing deep brain stimulation

Catherine Young, BSc, RGN, RMN.Clinical Nurse Specialist in Movement DisordersDeep brain stimulation is becoming the most frequently used neurosurgical treatment for patients with complex Parkinson's Disease. The movement disorder team at Dundee neurosciences department, Ninewells Hospital, recognised that the level of support available to patients undergoing this treatment was limited, and that this need could be met by appointing a clinical nurse specialist (CNS).

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