The Fine Art of & Science of Pain & Palliative Care

November 12, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Ko`olau Ballrooms
45-550 Kionaole Road
HI 96744


Online Course Materials
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