Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease - Part One
Learn expert care advice from the University of Padova
Parkinson’s is a complex disease with wide-ranging impacts on both patient and caregiver. This six-week course from the University of Padova and the PD_Pal Project (H2020, GA825785) Consortium will help you navigate this complexity to provide better care for patients, their family, and the professionals involved in the care path.
In the context of movement disorders and palliative care education, you’ll develop your understanding of the disease and your skills in managing the complexity of Parkinson’s disease.
What’s more, you’ll gain practical coping skills to help you with the difficulties of providing care and preventing burnout.
Discover palliative care principles
The early and timely integration of palliative care has been shown to help deal with the impacts of Parkinson’s disease.
You’ll be provided with training on how to administer palliative care to enhance your practices.
Understand different practices for Parkinson’s disease treatment
To help you understand how Parkinson’s disease can be managed, you’ll explore different treatments and interdisciplinary approaches.
You’ll discover treatment options such as palliative care, surgery, and complementary therapies for both early Parkinson’s disease as well as the advanced phase of the disease.
Identify Parkinson’s disease symptoms and indicators of different disease stages
Next, you’ll learn how to improve the quality of life for your patients as you discover how Parkinson’s disease symptoms affect daily activities.
Finally, you’ll learn practical tips to help reduce the burden and stress for those in the caregiving role – either in a professional or personal capacity.
Once you have completed this course, move on to ‘Part Two of Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease’ to further your knowledge.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the palliative care approach and its application in Parkinson’s disease
- Evaluate patients and caregivers’ needs and provide useful management strategies
- Evaluate and analyze interdisciplinary approaches for Parkinson’s disease management
- Investigate advance care decisions in late stage PD and provide support to end-of-life decision-making process
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers involved in the management of Parkinson’s disease. Also for students interested in Palliative care and Parkinson’s and Health care professors.
It addresses the educational and training needs of both patients and caregivers.
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