Education for Health Professionals

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In the metropolitan area the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist (PNS) Service provides an educational role to ensure informed care. Educational sessions may be arranged to address specific topics. Bookings well in advance of the date required are necessary.

We also provide specific Health Professional education in the south west of WA via our locally based nurse specialists, at the Bunbury office. Other regional areas are supported on an annual basis – please email info@parkinsonswa.org.au to discuss.

Overview of Living with Parkinson's

The Parkinson's Nurse Specialist Service is committed to providing education to facilities and health professionals. By increasing the knowledge base of all health professionals, the quality of care available to people with Parkinson's will be enhanced.

The education sessions can be tailored to suit the needs of the facility or they may be more general in nature. A popular format is a 60-90 minute presentation giving an overview of Parkinson's. The time frame is based on how much time the facility is able to allocate, but the minimum to allow for the information available is 60 minutes. This presentation addresses the current theories on the cause of Parkinson's and anatomy and physiology of the affected areas of the brain. It also provides an overview of the impact of Parkinson's on daily living including mobility and communication. This session is ideal for aged care facilities who may have residents affected by Parkinson's.

Additional presentations are available for health professionals such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Cost: $110 (incl GST)

Complex Parkinson's

This is suitable for high level care facilities.

Cost: $110 (incl GST)

Full Study Day

This is suitable for high level care and hospital staff. This covers all of the above and includes case studies.

Cost: $410 (incl GST) GP Seminar - Bunbury - 2 August

Parkinson's Care - Postgraduate Unit of Study

This postgraduate unit of study is designed for health professionals who care for people diagnosed with both typical and atypical Parkinson's and provides students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge of this specialty area.

To download the flyer click here.

For more information visit the website here.

General Practitioners Guide to Parkinson’s 

This online education program is available to all GP’s in Western Australia.
Program Information

Dear Nurse

As Health Professionals we all seem to benefit from real life case histories and they add to our learning. For this reason Parkinson’s WA are offering some brief scenarios in the form of patient initiated queries. We hope these are of benefit to you. If you have had any experiences or questions which you think would be of interest to others and would appreciate our response please forward them to the office at info@parkinsonswa.org.au

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INSIGHT 2019

INSIGHT 2019 will return, following the success in 2018 of the world’s first online summit for Parkinson’s.

With the event being online, it’s easy for everyone to UNITE, PARTICIPATE and have easy access to EDUCATION including the latest global research highlights from the world’s leading experts, hearing from high profile speakers living with Parkinson’s, what’s happening in technology, in neuroplasticity and more.

This event is for everyone! People with Parkinson’s, families, carers and health professionals. INSIGHT 2019 launches on World Parkinson’s Day on April 11.

Proceeds from all ticket sales will be going towards funding education, services and care for people living with Parkinson’s. Together with other international Parkinson’s organisations it will be a global effort and collaborative mission to raise $1 million from ticket sales for the Parkinson’s community and research.

Early Bird tickets are on sale NOW: https://www.insightintopd.com/2019_paud/

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