Elaine Book (Canada) Comprehensive Care Committee
  Elaine Book is the Clinic Social Worker and Center Leader for the PF Center of Excellence, the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  Elaine earned her BSW from the University of Manitoba and her MSW from the University of British Columbia with her thesis focusing on caregiver stress.  Elaine has worked in the field of Social Work for over 25 years in a variety of community and hospital settings with an interest in the geriatric population.  Social work roles have included individual and family work as well as work as a leader of support groups.  Continuing education has been ongoing and has included training in cognitive behavioral therapy, advance care planning and social work instruction. Elaine has also been a speaker at several PD support group meetings, neurology meetings and served on the faculty of the Allied Team Training Program (PF).  Elaine’s dedication to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s is greatly influenced by the determination of the patients she works with on a daily basis.
 
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