Nursing Solutions: Non-Pharmacologic, Complementary and Alternative Practices in PD: Quality of Life Impact and Patient Practices

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by Parkinson’s Foundation as part of the Nurse Webinar Series.

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Includes complimentary CEUs*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars

Many people with Parkinson’s disease will have a disease span over decades of life. It is not surprising, then, that patients and families often seek complementary and alternative approaches to supplement traditional medical and surgical interventions. This webinar will present a review of the research on quality of life as it relates to the use of non-pharmacological approaches in Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, it will discuss research on what actual patient practices are being used, and review factors that may influence the use of complementary and alternative treatment approaches.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of non-pharmacologic, complementary and alternative practices.
  • Describe current research on these practices and findings on their impact on one’s quality of life in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Discuss what patients are using in the way of complementary and alternative practices and factors that may influence patients’ choices.


Fang Yu, Ph.D., has focused her research, teaching, and service on improving the health of and healthcare delivery to older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias such as Parkinson’s disease. She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and 6 book chapters, and presented at international, national, regional and local conferences.

Ju Young Shin, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Delaware School of Nursing.. Shin has published multiple papers on her work in Parkinson’s disease and has presented her work at regional, national and international conferences. 

Moderated by:

Gwyn M. Vernon, MSN, CRNP, RN, co-founder and national director of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson's Foundation.

PLEASE NOTE: This web seminar is being hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation, and registration will be handled through their website,

Questions about registration? Call the Parkinson’s Foundation at 800-457-6676.

Questions about CEUs? Call ASA at 415-974-9628.

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