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Distance Learning: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Parkinson's Disease

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Laura Marsh, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Clinical Research Program, Johns Hopkins Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center

Sponsor: Statewide AHEC Network Program Office

Course Objectives:

  1. Illustrate co-occurrence of psychiatric and cognitive disturbances over the course of PD, including before its diagnosis.
  2. Describe overlap of motor and neuropsychiatric features in PD.
  3. Recognize the common subtypes of neuropsychiatric disturbances in PD.
  4. Review general treatment approaches to neuropsychiatric disturbances in PD.
Session Objectives:

Session participants will about:

  1. Develop a shared understanding of what is patient- and family-centered care (PFCC)
  2. Share practical strategies to initiate meaningful partnerships with patients and family members as formal members of the healthcare team
  3. Explore how partnership among patients, families and caregivers strengthen quality and safety
  4. Review outcomes associated with PFCC best practices
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and the Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers. The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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