Each year, nurses from all over the world come together at the annual Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Forum to share ideas to promote quality and safety in healthcare. This year’s forum in Bonita Springs, FL, from May 30 to June 1, shined a light on Parkinson’s disease (PD) and the work being done to improve care for people living with this challenging health condition.
Erin Foster, PhD, O.T.D., M.S.C.I., O.T.R./L, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine
Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P.
Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation
Part I: Nurse Managed Specialty Center for People with Limited Access to Expert PD Care:
Ingrid Pretzer-Aboff, Ph.D., R.N.
University of Delaware
Overview: Fatigue and apathy are common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's Disease (PD). These distressing symptoms impact one's quality of life and increase caregivers' burden. This webinar will discuss these symptoms and their presentation, highlight recent research findings and studies, and prompt discussions on how we can help our patients with these problems.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this webinar, the participant will be able to:
Benzi M. Kluger, M.D., M.S, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Hospital
Overview: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive neurologic disorder, with a disease trajectory of decades in many cases. Research over the last 15-20 years, shows that the gradual loss of patient autonomy has a negative impact on the life of the caregiver resulting in decreased mental and physical health and decline in quality of life. Utilizing existing research, this online seminar will provide a framework for assessing caregiver strain and identifying potential interventions. One model intervention will be described, i.e.
Christopher G. Goetz, M.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences, Professor of Pharmacology at Rush University Medical Center a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
Together, we made lives better in 2017. Through your support, we provided better care, research and treatments for the 10 million people world-wide living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
We could not have achieved these strides for the Parkinson’s community without YOU:
Moderated by: Gwyn M. Vernon, M.S.N., R.N., C.R.N.P., Co-Founder and National Director of The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation
Led by: Margaret McCormick, M.S., R.N., C.N.E., Clinical Associate Professor, Towson University, Maryland (Topic: Teaching Strategies for PD Care: Embracing Technology) and Hannah Murphy Buc, M.S.N., R.N., Assistant Professor, Notre Dame of Maryland University (Topic: Think Like a Nurse: Learning Parkinson's through Reverse Case Study)