Care and support in advanced Parkinson's: A guide for general practice (Excellence Network)
This course provides learning for GPs on Care in Advanced Stage Parkinson's. It has a range of tools, resources and links to support your practice.
Who is the course for?
All GPs, students, GP practice nurses/teams. This may also include any pharmacist and district nurse as part of a practice team. The course gives practical advice, signposting and service users' experiences in bitesize pieces.
How does it work?
- You will be able to read, watch and listen to multimedia resources on advanced stage Parkinson's, including patients' experiences clips.
- You can log in at any time on this self-directed learning to work through the unit and get signposting information as necessary.
- This course isn't assessed but a certificate is available to download to self-certify participation once you complete the evaluation.
- The course can be covered in 30-45 minutes, depending on whether you access all links to service users' experiences and further resources for reading and signposting.
What will participants learn?
The learning units focus on the following areas:
- What is Parkinson's?
- Impact and challenges of Parkinson's
- Challenges and day to day management
- Parkinson's Pathway
- Carers' needs and issues to consider
- Palliative care and prognostic indicators
- Advanced care planning
- Support and management for the Primary Care Team
- Signposting and access to all available resources
These will enable participants to:
- Recognise advanced stage Parkinson's
- Improve practice in caring for someone with Parkinson's
- Improve practice in management of advanced Parkinson's
- Identify and reflect on existing knowledge
- Have information and links to support patients' and carers' needs