Background & Goals

The faculty consists of an interdisciplinary team of senior movement disorder specialists.

Parkinson’s Foundation Team Training (Formerly ATTP) has been developed to increase knowledge of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and build capacity for comprehensive inter-professional care in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

The course is intended for nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and physicians who are interested in education about management of medications and care challenges in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Foundation believe that inter-professional care can make the difference between satisfaction and despair for patients, caregivers and the staff providing the care. While Team Training is designed to bring teams together to learn how to better collaborate and plan for better care and treatment of patients, it’s open to all health professionals, even those working in settings that don’t have team care models.

Prior to the course, each registrant will complete three online preparatory modules which include an overview of Parkinson’s disease (PD), interdisciplinary Team Trainings, and neuropsychiatric symptoms and management.

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives apply to all professions in the target audience:

  • Participate effectively as an interdisciplinary or inter-professional team member
  • Identify challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease and side effects of the medication
  • Discuss how to support a person with Parkinson’s disease and the person's care partners in self-management
  • List key characteristics of early, middle and late stage Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe the unique and complementary role of each discipline in your Team Training
  • Identify strategies for building inter-professional networks and community partnerships 

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