Meetings are open to all.
To check this month’s topic of the Monthly Meeting please check our eNewsletter or calendar.
The Weinberg Building is at the Diamond Head side of the campus, the one facing Liliha Street. Please allow some time to navigate the parking structure.
In the past decade Kōkua Mau monthly meeting were held at Hospice Hawaii. Since early 2011 we have moved to a bigger venue to accommodate more people.
Our guest presenter will be Tracy Wiltgen from the Kupuna Pono Program. Kupuna Pono is a program designed to help families talk about difficult issues and develop plans to support elderly family members. This is a program of the Mediation Program of the Pacific. You can read more about her project at http://www.mediatehawaii.org/kupuna-pono/.
February 28, 2013:
We will also have updates from Anna Loengard on the C-TAC (Coalition to Transform Advanced Care) meeting she recently attended, the HMSA Supportive Care program and progress on the ACP Decisions videos and their rollout in Hawaii. We will also be discussing the new AAHPM Choosing Wisely guidelines. AAHPM's list provides targeted, evidence-based recommendations intended to help promote conversations between physicians and patients about utilizing the most appropriate treatments and avoiding care that may provide no benefit.
People from different sectors to presented about POLST as we strategized about educational and other activities. More details in the Kokua Mau eNewsletter.
Agenda for October 25, 2012
At the next Kōkua Mau meeting, we will be discussing the upcoming presentation by Dr. Angelo Volandes as well as updates of activities.
Additionally we will have a special guest presenting:
Rev. John Lunn, RN is a visiting consultant in palliative care in India and Africa. He spent nearly 7 years in India and 3 years in Liberia. His new assignment will be in Tanzania.
Before he embarks on his new journey, from the 1st week of Octoberhe he will spend three months in Honolulu.
PREVIEW: Please note: There will be no meeting on November 29.
The last Kōkua Mau meeting of the year 2012 will be held on Dec. 6.
We will be discussing POLST and asking people to share their experiences on its implementation. We will be asking people from different sectors to present as well as strategize about educational and other activities. More details to follow. Agenda for Sept. 27, 2012
In the next meeting the Pain and Palliative Care Program team from Queen's Medical Center will be presenting about their different programs and initiatives to improve care in their facility. We will also be discussing how POLST is being integrated in EMR systems (PDF or not) and the importance of advance directives in light of the high profile case in the media.
Agenda for the Thur. June 28, 2012 Meeting:
Come and join us at the next Kokua Mau meeting. Kokua Mau member and local author Lani Leary, PhD will be presenting about her work at our next meeting. She will share with us her recently published book: No One Has To Die Alone - Preparing for a Meaningful Death. Lani is a psychotherapist and professor of death studies. She has written an extraordinarily clear-eyed and helpful guide for those who must care for a dying loved one, an almost unavoidable and challenging situation. Come and learn more. All are welcome.
Agenda for the May 31, 2012 Meeting:
Deborah J. Whisnand, Executive Director of Pacific Health Ministry will present at this month's meeting.
Welcome Pacific Health Ministry our newest Kokua Mau Member! Pacific Health Ministry is a spiritual service agency founded in 1986 by the religious and health care communities to provide spiritual care and education in health care institutions and the general community. PHM utilizes the unique multi-cultural content of Hawaii as a means of understanding ministry. PHM provides the spiritual care services and Professional Chaplains at twelve of Hawaii's major residential and health care institutions. As the only organization in Hawaii accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, PHM trains clergy and qualified laypersons. Clinical Pastoral Education teaches Ministry Formation, Spiritual Care, Crisis Counseling and Institutional Ministry Practice for persons pursuing certification as Professional Chaplains.
An example from our January 2012 Monthly meeting: