Telemedicine as an Untapped Opportunity for Parkinson's Nurses Training in Personalized Care Approaches

M. van Munster*, J. Stumpel, T. Clemens, K. Czabanowska, D.J. Pedrosa, T.A. Mestre, iCare-PD consortium

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(1) Background: Parkinson nurses (PN) take over important functions in the telemedical care of person's with Parkinson's disease (PwPs). This requires special competencies that have so far been largely unexplored. The aim of the article is to identify competencies of PN operating in a personalized care model. (2) Methods: This study employed a qualitative approach. Based on the competency framework for telenursing, PN were asked about their competencies using a qualitative online survey. (3) Results: The results show that PN need competencies on a personal and organizational level, as well as in the relationship with PwPs. PN have developed these skills through professional exchange, training, and personal experience. In addition, both hindering and beneficial factors for the development of competencies could be identified. (4) Conclusions: Competency development for telemedical care is complex and must be designed and promoted in a targeted manner.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1057
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Personalized Medicine
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022


  • Parkinson's disease
  • nursing training
  • telenursing
  • telemedicine
  • Parkinson nurse
  • personalized care
  • competency development

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