Meeting Archive:
The Partnership of Care: Redefining Caregiver to Care Partner


Meeting Description:
In recent years, MSAA and other organizations have adopted the term care partner versus caregiver to help reflect the growing team approach couples use to understand and better navigate life with MS. From helping someone newly diagnosed learn about treatment decisions to making accessible home modifications for a person who has lived with MS for many years, care partners play an enormous and integral role in the everyday physical and emotional health and wellbeing of their loved one. 
In this one-hour live webinar, MS nurse practitioner Megan Weigel will address the importance of:
  • Understanding a care partnership between MS couples and the family
  • Establishing good communication skills
  • Learning roles and responsibilities 
  • Finding helpful resources and tools
  • Taking care of yourself as a care partner
Following the presentation, participants are encouraged to ask their questions via a live chat feature on the webinar platform. MSAA will attempt to field as many questions as time allows.
Funding for this webinar is made possible through an educational grant by EMD Serono.
Details
Date: Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Time: 08:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
 Presenter Information
Megan Weigel, DNP, ARNP-c, MSCN
Speaker Photo

Megan Weigel, DNP is a nurse practitioner specializing in MS care in Jacksonville Beach, FL and Founder of First Coast Integrative Medicine. She earned her doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Florida, and has a strong focus in her practice on wellness.