Team-Based Palliative Care Essentials for Parkinson’s Disease

Palliative care is an approach to the care of people living with serious illness and their families that focuses on reducing suffering through symptom management, psychosocial support, and planning for the future.

There is increasing evidence that palliative care can improve outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). While some aspects of palliative care require formal training (specialist palliative care), many aspects can and should be provided by non-palliative care specialists (primary palliative care) such as neurologists and other professionals who provide care for people with PD.

The goals of this course are to introduce members of the interprofessional team, to the principles of palliative care, to demonstrate how these principles can be applied within the context of interprofessional care for people with PD, and to provide suggestions on how palliative care can be integrated into existing frameworks of care for people with PD.

Topics covered in this course include serious illness communication strategies, complex symptom management (pain), goals of care and advance planning, spiritual wellbeing and difficult emotions, dementia, care partner assessment and support, self-care for providers, and end-of-life care.

This comprehensive, 11-hour course is divided into 10 Chapters.

 

Syllabus

 

Chapter One
Introduction to Neuropalliative Care 

90 Minutes

Chapter Two
Important Conversations: Serious Illness Communication
60 Minutes

Chapter Three
Complex Symptom Management (Pain)
60 Minutes

Chapter Four
Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning
90 Minutes

Chapter Five
Self-Care: Making our Caregiving Sustainable
60 Minutes

Chapter Six
Spiritual Wellbeing and Difficult Emotions

60 Minutes

Chapter Seven
Caregiver Assessment and Support

60 Minutes

Chapter Eight
Dementia and Behavioral Issues

60 Minutes

Chapter Nine
End-of-Life Care

60 Minutes

Chapter Ten
Bringing It All Together

60 Minutes

  

 

This course was originally developed as part of a project to implement primary palliative care across US Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence (COE). References are made to the original project in the course content and by speakers throughout this course.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of:

  • Physicians 
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Have the foundational knowledge and skills essential to Palliative Care (PC)
  • Use PC approaches as appropriate for their specific interprofessional roles within the COE
  • Know strategies to address barriers, identify opportunities, and work as part of an interprofessional team to implement PC

 

This training was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®) Implementation Award (DI-2019C2-17499)The views, statements, and opinions presented in this presentation are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®), its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AAPA Category I CME

    Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME Credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 11.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Parkinson’s Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

  • 11.00 ANCC

    Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to award CNE credit. The participant will be awarded up to 11.00  CNE credit(s) for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

  • 11.00 ASWB ACE

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Parkinson’s Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Parkinson’s Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive  11.00 ASWB credits continuing education credits.

  • 11.00 IPCE Credit™

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • 11.00 Participation
Course opens: 
12/06/2022
Course expires: 
12/31/2023
Rating: 
0

Disclosures

Parkinson’s Foundation adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Faculty Member(s)

Thomas Carroll, MD, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Diane Cook, BA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Julie Gissin

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Alan Hall

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kirk Hall

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Richard Huckabee

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, FAAN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Dave Kyle

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Tsao-Wei Liang, MD

has a financial relationship (Grant/Research Support) with Abbott Laboratories;.
has a financial relationship (Consultant) with Abbvie, Inc.;.

Judy Long, BCC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Lisa Mann, RN, BSN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Frederick Marshall, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Janis Miyasaki, MD, Med, FAAN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Sue Ouellette, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Heather Simpson, OTD, OTR/L

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Bernadette Skobjak

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Malenna Sumrall, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Christopher Tarolli, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Christina Vaughan, MD, MHS

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Lance Wilson, MSS, LSW, C-SWHC, ASW-G

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Nicole Yarab, BA, RN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planning Committee(s)

Julie Berk, MS, PA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Thomas Carroll, MD, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Cari Friedman, LCSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Ryan Khan, MBIV, BCC

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, FAAN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Teresa Long, MS

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Sandhya Seshadri, PhD, MA, MS

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Lisa Warren, MHS, OTR/L

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Lorie Wolfanger

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Nicole Yarab, BA, RN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Content Validator(s)

Justine Chan, MD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Jenna Iseringhausen, BSN, RN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Taylor Rush, PhD

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Lynssi Shanklin, MSW, LSW

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Kaydee Smith, PA-C

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Activity Director(s)

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, FAAN

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.
Planner(s)

Megan Dini, MA

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

Isabelle Lehner

has no relevant financial relationships to disclose at this time.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 11.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change. 

 

Physicians 

Parkinson’s Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

Nurses 


Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to award CNE credit. This activity is designated for  11.00 CNE credits.  Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

Physician Assistants 

Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 11.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval valid through October 31, 2025. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent.   

Social Workers 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Parkinson’s Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Parkinson’s Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 11.00 ASWB credits continuing education credits. 

 

 

Available Credit

  • 11.00 AAPA Category I CME

    Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME Credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 11.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Parkinson’s Foundation designates this activity for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

  • 11.00 ANCC

    Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to award CNE credit. The participant will be awarded up to 11.00  CNE credit(s) for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

  • 11.00 ASWB ACE

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Parkinson’s Foundation is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Parkinson’s Foundation maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive  11.00 ASWB credits continuing education credits.

  • 11.00 IPCE Credit™

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • 11.00 Participation
 
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