Unfolding Case Study: Applying the QSEN Competencies to the Care of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Students will be instructed to review information on Parkinson’s Disease prior to class by visiting the National Parkinson’s Disease website http://www.parkinson.org/parkinson-s-disease.aspx. This unfolding case study powerpoint presentation will be provided in class. Students will be encouraged to brainstorm to answer the questions as the case study unfolds. Theory bursts are woven throughout the case study.  The presentation includes links to Lee Siverman’s Voice Training (LSVT), which is a proven program to help patients with Parkinson’s Disease speak loudly and walk with a more stable gait.  Following the class session, the case study will be posted for the class to retrieve so that theory content is available to them.