Free Webinar Series
Join NPF for a series of free webinars addressing topics important to the Parkinson’s disease community. Featuring presenters that are experts in their field, these webinars offer practical advice for living well with Parkinson’s, from what the newly diagnosed need to know to relationships and caregiving.
Our Next Webinar
Patient & Family Centered Care —
"It Takes a Team"
May 17, 2012
Current health care priorities focus on “patient and family centered care” as a core aim for comprehensive healthcare. In this webinar, NPF will identify which healthcare professionals are key members of the Parkinson’s team and the unique contributions of each in providing patient and family centered care.
Additional topics will include:
- Roles of a patient and their family members as the "center of the team"
- Team members in the circle of care
- How to address obstacles to forming your care team
- How to inform, mobilize and obtain the best results from working with a care team
Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions along with comments describing their experiences seeking specialized, comprehensive care.
About the Presenter: Ruth Hagestuen, RN, MA
Ruth Hagestuen’s work with Parkinson's disease began in 1987 when she joined the Methodist Hospital Parkinson's Center as nurse coordinator of a multidisciplinary clinic and regional information and referral center. She eventually assumed the role of program director as the Center evolved and was renamed the Struthers Parkinson's Center. The Struthers Parkinson's Center is designed to provide interdisciplinary, comprehensive care for persons with Parkinson's and their families. The Struthers Parkinson's Center was designated as a Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) in 1995.
In July of 2000 Ruth joined the NPF staff as National Program Director and remained with the Foundation as Vice President and Director of Programs until July, 2009. In this position she worked with affiliates nationally and internationally developing strategies to better meet needs of the Parkinson's community through care, outreach and other community initiatives. Two signature programs that were initiated under her leadership are the Allied Team Training for Parkinson's (ATTP) and the National Parkinson's Care Network (NPCN). She continues as a consultant to the National Parkinson Foundation and Director of ATTP.
Ruth as rejoined the team at Struthers Parkinson’s Center building collaborative partnerships designed to offer informed comprehensive care, support and services for persons whose lives are affected by Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders. The team is working to insure that this care and these resources are accessible at the right time, over time in the variety of settings that people with Parkinson’s receive care throughout the course of the disease.
Ruth is co-chair of the Movement Disorders Society (MDS), Health Professionals Special Interest Group.
Stay tuned for more information about upcoming webinars!
Hospitalization: An Action Plan to Be Aware in Care
Presenters: Michael S. Okun, MD, and Anhar Hassan, MD