C177 - Maximizing Quality of Life in Stroke, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, and Dementia: A Palliative Approach

Event Time: Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Pain and Palliative Care, Practice, Policy, and Ethics
Director(s): Maisha Robinson MD, MS
Description: Palliative care is important in neurologic practice as the trajectory of many neurologic illnesses is progressive and incurable. Almost all neurologists are practicing some degree of palliative care by managing symptoms, addressing goals of care, and providing support to patients and their families as they face serious and advanced illnesses. In this course, the faculty will discuss symptom management, communication techniques, and recommendations for providing patients and caregivers with the tools needed to maximize their quality of life in the setting of serious neurological illness. The diseases highlighted - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke, parkinson's disease, and dementia - represent various trajectories to disability and death, each necessitating their own strategies for care management and anticipatory guidance. There will be ample time for questions and for group discussion.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to identify effective methods of communicating prognosis, managing distress, assisting patients and families in shared decision making, and incorporate palliative care principles into the management plans for patients with stroke, ALS, Parkinson's disease, and dementia.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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