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Many people with Parkinson’s and their care partners feel helpless. Helpless when it comes to controlling their health, getting the care they need from the right people and navigating a complicated disease process. Because we carry helplessness in our bodies, it’s important that we learn how to relieve it. In this webinar, Dr. Rushton addresses:

  • How to transform helplessness
  • How to manage the feelings of helplessness in each moment
  • How to reframe and embrace helplessness
  • How to deal with the daily losses of living with Parkinson’s
  • How to embody constructive engagement
  • How to cultivate compassion-based practices to serve the self and others
  • And much more


Your Instructor for the Webinar


Dr. Cynda Rushton is the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the School of Nursing. She co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ethics Committee and Consultation Service.

Her current scholarship focuses on moral suffering of clinicians, moral resilience, palliative care and designing a culture of ethical practice. In 2016, she co-led a national collaborative State of the Science Initiative: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience in Nursing and co-chaired the American Nurses Association professional issues panel that created A Call to Action: Exploring Moral Resilience Toward a Culture of Ethical Practice.

Dr. Rushton is the recipient of three fellowships and numerous awards and has held distinguished positions in the science and healthcare fields for many years. She is also author and editor of Moral Resilience: Transforming Moral Suffering in Healthcare (Oxford University Press), that aims to transform approaches to moral suffering with innovative methods of cultivating moral resilience and a culture in health care that supports ethical practice. She’s also a frequent presenter for the Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico.