2018 Honoring Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Series 1 of 2: Veterans, VA Benefit, Hospice & Palliative Care
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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This webinar will address the special needs of veterans and the services available through the VA. The program will address delivery of hospice and palliative care services in different settings. Who pays? What can be provided to the member? Is it a VA or traditional Medicare benefit? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more.

Why You Should Review PEPPER Reports
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
2018 Honoring Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Series 2 of 2: Hospice Team Engagement: Your Role in Making a Difference & Honoring the Veteran’s Healthcare Decisions
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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The VA healthcare system can be overwhelming. This webinar will examine your role in helping veterans and their loved ones navigate the system in a simple way. You’ll learn about the resources available for support services staff, how to access them, and how to move the veteran and family toward a positive end-result.

The presentation will review key areas, including tools for shared decision-making: worksheets for veterans and caregivers; locating services and resources that provide care; Family Caregiver Navigator; eldercare services; caregiver wellness and support; and an advance care planning process. Your support can make a difference to veterans and families during the difficult end-of-life journey.

Hospice, Palliative Care & the Ever-Changing Hospice Landscape
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Customer Service & How to Deal with Difficult People
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hospice Compare: Lessons Learned & What to Expect
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
APHA Annual Meeting @ San Diego Convention Center
Nov 10 – Nov 14 all-day

“Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now”

Join us for a rewarding and powerful experience by helping prepare and develop APHA 2018! Please use these updated links to get involved and make APHA’s 2018 Annual Meeting the best yet.

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The Fine Art of & Science of Pain & Palliative Care @ Ko`olau Ballrooms
Nov 12 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

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Conference materials will be available via web access. More information will be sent to you upon confirmation of your registration.

For More Information:
The Queen’s Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education, Harkness 117
Phone: (808) 691-4406

Meeting patients’ pain and palliative care needs demands a balance of the best of the art and science of caring. Challenges such as safely and effectively treating pain and maintaining resilience and presence can leave one with the feeling of staring at a blank canvas. This conference has gathered a multi-talented faculty to share the state of both the art and the science of pain management and palliative care, to inspire you with their creative presentations, and take you from that blank canvas to a larger palate of care options to create your masterpiece in meeting these vital patient needs.

This conference has broad appeal to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other healthcare professionals.

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe three cultural myths that are barriers to good care for people with serious illness and how to overcome them
  • Describe the benefits and strategies for effective communication with seriously ill patients
  • Evaluate, treat and monitor pain; including assessing the risk of addiction
  • Apply multiple strategies for optimum pain management, which incorporate universal precautions to minimize abuse, addiction and adverse consequences
  • Discuss options for managing cancer-related pain
  • Discuss and differentiate grieving styles
  • Apply the concept of grieving styles to family systems
  • Explore grieving style implications for counselors
  • Describe treatments of last resort for people with refractory suffering near the end of life

7:30 am       Registration •  Breakfast

7:55 am       Welcome –Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD, Conference Chair

8:00 am       The Dr. Ryder K. Onopa Memorial Lecture
In Search of a Good Death: Living Well with Serious Illness
Steven Pantilat, MD

9:00 am       How to Care for the Patient with Addiction
Judith Paice, PhD, RN

10:00 am     Break

10:15 am     Better Words to Say: Communicating Effectively with Seriously Ill Patients
Steven Pantilat, MD

11:15 am     Management of Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers
Judith Paice, PhD, RN

12:15 pm     Lunch

1:15 pm       Treatments of Last Resort
Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD; Liz Vaughan, LCSW

2:00 pm       The Journey of Grief
Kenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv

3:00 pm       Break

3:15 pm       Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Grieve
Kenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv

4:15 pm       Recap / Summary
Beth Freitas, PhD, APRN

4:30 pm           Adjourn

Power Partnerships & Growth Strategies in an Alternative Payment Model Environment
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How to Improve Your Hospice CAHPS Survey Scores
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am