1.2 Why are we here?

Before we start, let’s think about reasons for studying this course about Parkinson’s. You might have decided to take this course because you are working to support a number of people with Parkinson’s. Maybe you also have a personal interest in this condition, or you feel you could do a much better job if you understood the condition. Maybe your manager told you to take this course. Or perhaps you have management responsibilities or want to use the materials yourself. As much as possible we have designed the course to support those different contexts.

Remember there are no wrong answers here.

We have created a reflection log [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   for you to record your thoughts when answering questions throughout the course. Use your reflection log to answer the following questions:

  1. Why did I decide to take part in this course?
  2. What experience of working with people with Parkinson’s do I have?
  3. How do I feel about this experience? (For example, have you found the work satisfying or straightforward? Or perhaps you found it quite challenging?)

1.3 What is parkinsonism?