Understand the concepts of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches and their difference.
Identify the different healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with Parkinson’s disease and their roles.
Learn how to design individual care plans by taking the needs and preferences of the patient and caregiver into account.
Summary & Scheduling
How to design care plans accordingly to patients’ and families’ wishes integrating multi-professional and interdisciplinary approaches (3 hours)
Attitude: Prioritize patients and caregivers needs and design and implement personalized, interdisciplinary management and care plans based on shared decision making. Acknowledge the role of allied professionals.
Knowledge: Participants know the basics of interdisciplinary care, specifically:
• multi-professional, coordinated care
• the different healthcare professionals involved in patients with Parkinson’s disease
• when to involve which healthcare professional according to the care needs of the patient
• how to design individual care plans by taking the wishes of the patient and caregiver into account
Skills: Participants will be able to understand the competencies interplay and the professional limits, as well as who/what is the best source to give/get sufficient solutions and answers for the patients’ needs. Adopt a methodology for providing interdisciplinary care based on patients’ and caregivers’ needs.
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• Reading materials
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