In the article “End-of-life care planning urged” by Helen Altonn in today’s Star Bulletin (4/16/09) Kokua Mau and its website was prominently featured. In case you cite the article please make sure to give out the Kokua Mau phone number (808) 585-9977, not the number listed in the article (since this is a private home phone number). Click here to go to the Star Bulletin website.
From April 22-24, 2009, Kokua Mau collaborated on an innovative, community-based participatory course titled “Caring the Pacific Way: Palliative Care and Cancer Survivorship” held at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Kokua Mau created the palliative care content for the course, providing speakers, materials and technical assistance.
The University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences Serving Heart Awards recognizes one of Kokua Mau’s own. Patricia W. Nishimoto, BSN, MPH, DNS, FAAN works as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Tripler Army Medical Center.
"Dr. Pat," as her patients affectionately call her, is world-renowned for her work in oncology, end of life care, grief and loss, and cultural awareness.