Masterclass: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Palliative Care

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This workshop looks at a range of neurodegenerative disorders and how to work with people as they transition to palliative care.   It is led by Dr Janet Turnbull, psycho-geriatrician who works with Mary Potter Hospice and in general medicine and colleagues working with hospice and in the community.

The sessions will cover diseases such as Alzheimer’s; Lewy Body Dementia; Cerebrovascular and Stroke; Huntingdon’s; Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease and has been designed for clinical health professionals working with palliative patients and family/whānau/aiga.

This Masterclass has been designed for health professionals and social care workers in the community navigating the complexities of these diverse conditions.

Learning Outcomes:

  •  To be able to utilise clinically proven tools to assess pain and distress in the person with neurodegenerative disorders in all their complexity.
  • To have a good understanding of the importance of advanced care planning in this patient group and the need for clear and relevant support and information for family/whānau.
  • To understand the differences between the different neuro conditions such as MND, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinsons & Alzheimers.
  • To be able to identify appropriate strategies to manage complex symptoms including withdrawal of inappropriate treatments and know when the patient is nearing end of life.
  • To acknowledge and appreciate the ethical challenges in care of this patient group.
VenueDate/TimeCost
Porirua22 March
8:30am - 4:30pm
$180.00 - Masterclass: Neurodegenerative Disorders and Palliative CareLogin