Quotes from our learners:
"l knew very little about the global nature of Parkinsonian symptoms. I understood the motor symptoms but l did not fully appreciate how essential the drug timings were." (Nurse, Community setting).
"I thought it was an excellent way of learning. I really thought the CPD part was a great way of retaining information and perfect for keeping as a reference." (Joanne MacDonald, Senior Social Care Worker).
"Greatly enjoyed the course, and feel more enabled to provide more informed care and signposting regarding Parkinson’s, to support service users I come into contact with, and my colleagues." (Ellie Donnelly, Dementia Adviser).
"I loved being able to download and work on the course offline. It meant I could take it anywhere with me to do a little bit of work when I could...I could print off or read up further on the subjects to whatever level I would like." (Katie A Young, Care Home Manager).
"This was an excellent course, giving me insight into the condition. The section on medication was both interesting and thought provoking. Case studies made me reflect on how I would cope with this condition." (Anon).
Understanding Parkinson’s for health and social care staff
As a health or social care professional you may provide care for people with Parkinson's. It is likely that you will mostly come into contact with people with Parkinson's who are at the complex phase and this will be the focus on this course.Try this course
Level 1 Introductory
Parkinson's: managing palliative and end of life care
Important: this course was written in August 2017 and was due for review in 2020. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic this review has not been able to be completed. Some content may be out of date and it is up to the learner as to whether they take the course. All content is only accurate as from the date written and in particular medication information may now be out of date. You must make your own clinical decisions not based on the content of this course. Parkinson's UK takes no responsibility for clinical decisions made on the basis of this information. Reviewing this course is a priority for 2021.This course has been designed for professionals, such as Parkinson’s specialist nurses and other clinicians, who work as part of the specialist team during the palliative and end of life phases. It may also be useful for health and social care professionals who already have experience of working with people with Parkinson’s, but wish to enhance their knowledge of palliative and end of life care in Parkinson’s. The purpose of this course is to enhance your understanding of palliative and end of life care in Parkinson’s and to guide you through this journey alongside your client and their carers. It aims to improve the outcomes of this journey for all involved by encouraging early conversations about advance care planning, and the need to make decisions about treatments the client may or may not wish at the end of their life.Try this course
Level 2 Intermediate
Parkinson's: Managing Bone Health and Fracture Risk
This course has been designed for professionals, such as Parkinson’s specialist nurses and other clinicians, who provide clinical input for people with Parkinson’s in outpatient and inpatient settings. Its purpose is to enhance your understanding and recognition of bone health issues in Parkinson’s and to guide you in assessing and managing the increased fracture risks associated with the condition.Try this course
Level 2 Intermediate