Parkinson’s Disease Patients’ Lived Experiences with the Healthcare Services and their Impact on Dignity: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

  • Katarína Žiaková
  • Martina Tomagová
  • Ivana Bóriková
  • Martina Lepiešová
  • Ivan Farský
  • Jana Nemcová
  • Mária Zanovitová
  • Juraj Čáp


Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are confronted with new experiences; this may be reflected in their dignity (van Gennip, 2013; Soundy, Stubbs, & Roskel, 2014). Monitoring patients’ health condition, the disease symptomatology and the treatment efficiency requires their frequent interaction with healthcare services. Patients have expectations in this regard, e.g. of the care provided, the behaviour of healthcare professionals, or the environment, that are not always fulfilled.