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Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease - Part Two

Enhance your care for your patients with late-stage Parkinson’s disease as you discover advanced care planning techniques.

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Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease - Part Two

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Learn how to manage late Parkinson’s disease as you implement palliative care

This six-week course from the University of Padova and the PD_Pal Project (H2020, GA825785) Consortium follows the ‘Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease’ short course to help further develop your skills.

You’ll delve into the palliative care framework as you learn how it plays a vital role in your care practices.

With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to provide better care for your patients with late-stage Parkinson’s disease whilst also taking care of your own wellbeing.

Develop your skills as a healthcare professional

There are many difficulties that come with late-stage Parkinson’s disease, such as end-of-life decision-making. On the course, you’ll learn how to effectively navigate these challenges with care and respect for your patient, their family, and you.

You’ll also delve into equity best practices, particularly when accessing palliative care services, to help you promote equity in your context.

Gain communication skills to help your patients with Parkinson’s disease

To ensure your patients feel as comfortable as possible, you’ll develop the communication skills to be open to questions about late-stage Parkinson’s disease.

You’ll also hear testimonials from health care professionals to understand how this works in practice.

Understand how to manage late-stage Parkinson’s disease symptoms

Finally, you’ll learn how to recognise, assess, and manage common symptoms of late-stage Parkinson’s disease.

As well as this, you’ll gain an understanding of the bereavement that patients and their families face as you learn the grief management techniques to help you provide better care.

Guided by experts in the field, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge and confidence to navigate the complexities of late-stage Parkinson’s disease.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Best care for people with late stage Parkinson’s disease. Are you ready to discover more? What this course is designed to do is address the existing lack of palliative care education among stakeholders involved in Parkinson’s disease and to empower them to integrate and implemented in clinical practice in a way that does great benefit for patients. In this course, we will start by exploring the coal was the pathogenesis of the disease, its treatment options and management from the early phases to the advanced and final ones, discussing the importance of a multi-disciplinary team, dress, diseases complexity. During the course, we will unpack what caregiving entails, paying attention to caregiver needs and birth and prevention.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds In the subsequent weeks, we’ll introduce the concept of palliative care, its principles and how it can be integrated in the framework of Parkinson’s disease, we will review and describe decisions about medical treatment options. In the last stages, you will learn with other researchers and condition will bring their knowledge to you from seven different countries will die due to this huge word in the framework of the pre-departure project, we look forward to seeing you in our course.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Advance Care Planning and Advance Directives

    • Principles of Self-Determination and Care Planning

      Self-determination, care planning and advance care planning will be discussed in this section.

    • Wills and digital legacy

      This section will discuss how to make a will and digital legacy. The last part will be dedicated to research on late-stage Parkinson’s Disease and to brain banks.

    • Wrapping up the week

      This section is intended to synthesise and summarise the 1st week’s concepts, with a verification point for understanding.

  • Week 2

    Advanced Parkinson’s Disease, Death and Dying

    • The final phase in Parkinson’s Disease

      Final phase of Parkinson’s disease and related care will be discussed in this section.

    • Equity best practice

      This section will discuss the topic of equity in accessing palliative care services and will provide recommendations for practicing it.

    • Communication in Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease

      In this section two main topics will be discussed: the concept of the best place to die and the openness to answer questions concerning late-stage Parkinson’s Disease.

    • Wrapping up the week

      This section is intended to synthesise and summarise the 2nd week’s concepts, with a verification point for understanding.

  • Week 3

    Managing common symptoms in Late-Stage PD

    • Common symptoms in late-stage Parkinson’s Disease

      In this section common symptoms in late-stage Parkinson’s Disease -e.g., rigidity, breathing dysregulation and delirium- will be discussed.

    • Symptoms in the final phase of Parkinson’s Disease

      This section will focus on symptoms that can manifest in the final phase of Parkinson’s Disease, such as pain.

    • Nutrition in advanced Parkinson’s Disease

      After a brief analysis on the social meaning of food, this section will describe nutritional problems in advanced Parkinson’s Disease, also providing practical tips to improve food intake.

    • Pumps and feeding tubes

      The subject of this section will be artificial nutrition (i.e. pumps and feeding tubes), also considering its ethical implications and the nurse’s role. The last part will cover the topic of nutrition at the end of life.

    • Wrapping up the week

      This section is intended to synthesise and summarise the 3rd week’s concepts, with a verification point for understanding.

  • Week 4

    Loss, Grief management and Bereavement

    • Understanding loss, grief and bereavement

      This section will include the definitions of loss, grief and bereavement, also underlining the importance of their support and management.

    • Grief and loss: theoretical models, manifestation patterns, individual strategies and possible interventions

      This section will cover different aspects of loss and grief, such as theoretical models, different manifestations, coping strategies and intervention.

    • Wrapping up the week

      This section is intended to synthesise and summarise the 4th week’s concepts, with a verification point for understanding.

  • Week 5

    Spiritual Care

    • Spirituality and spiritual care

      In this section some basic concepts, such as spiritual dimension and spirituality, will be introduced.

    • A spiritual care model for Parkinson’s Disease management

      This section will present a comprehensive spiritual care model for Parkinson’s Disease management.

    • Wrapping up the week

      This section is intended to synthesise and summarise the 5th week’s concepts, with a verification point for understanding.

  • Week 6

    Testimonials And Discussion On Advanced Directives

    • Testimonials And Discussion On Advanced directives

      This section is intended to synthesise and summarise the 6th week’s concepts, with a final test to obtain the Certificate of Achievement.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Assess and manage Parkinson’s Disease clinical manifestations across stages (from early PD to end stage)
  • 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 those who have already taken the ‘Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson’s Disease’ short course.

It is most beneficial for healthcare professionals involved in the management of Parkinson’s disease. Also for students interested in Palliative care and Parkinson’s and Health care professors.

Who will you learn with?

Clinical psychologist, with a PsyD in family and systemic-relational psychotherapy, and clinical research expert in the field of health innovation, with an accent on Parkinson’s and movement disorders

Prof. Piret Paal is the director of the Palliative Care Institute at the Paracelsus Medical University, Austria. Her research is focused on palliative care education, spiritual care, and global health

Psychologist, PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Padova.
Her research focuses on cognition and care models in Movement Disorders, especially Parkinson's Disease.

Neurologist and Assistance Professor of Physiology in the School of Medicine, University of Ioannina.
Research interests focused on the structure and function of neuronal circuits and brain disorders.

I am a clinical researcher conducting research to tackle the most challenging aspects of Parkinson's disease, with the aim of improving function and quality of life for people affected by the disease.

Senior physician for palliative care and for research and development in neurology at Agatharied Hospital (Germany). Research associate at PMU Salzburg (Institute for Palliative Care)

Angelo Antonini is full Professor of Neurology and Head of the Parkinson and Movement Disorders Unit and of the Centre for Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND) at the University Hospital in Padua

Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology in Faculty of Medicine
University of Ioannina, Greece.
His research focuses on Movement Disorders, especially Parkinson's disease.

Who developed the course?

University of Padova

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.

EU (Horizon 2020 Project)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

PD_PAL

PD_PAL ambition is to validate a new model of palliative care which would be easily integrated with traditional management when disability limits mobility and independence.

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