Palliative Pupus May 2012 agenda

Please join us on May 16 from 5:15-7pm at Queen’s Conference Center for Palliative Pupus.

We’d like to invite you to Palliative Pupus our exciting local networking and clinical education opportunity.  If you are involved with palliative care cases, you are invited.

This month’s discussion will feature a case where the hospital-based palliative care team and the home hospice team had to resolve mutual concerns for patient safety including the potential for domestic violence.  In a broader sense we will consider: when is it not safe to go home and who decides?


The theme and presenters for each 'Palliative Pupus' is announced one to two weeks prior to the meeting date via our Kokua Mau eNewsletter. If you are not receiving our eNewsletter yet, please subscribe here. Our first successful Palliative Pupus meeting was held November 17, 2010 and has since become a bi-monthly event every third Wednesday of the month. The model is an informal, interactive, collegial, pau hana to present and discuss challenging cases as a group.  Palliative Pupus is for clinicians in a variety of fields: doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains. Anyone is invited so please tell your colleagues and friends.  Palliative Pupus is a potluck event so please bring food to share. We have room for 30 people so please RSVP as soon as possible to Jeannette Koijane.  There is validated parking for the first 15 people who request it with their RSVP.  Others can feed the meter machine across the street at the DOH (which now has a 24 hour two hour maximum). More on parking. Example form the March 21, 2012 Meeting: Please join us for an evening of networking and mutual learning.  This month's cases (3/21/2012) will be infants with lethal congenital heart conditions.  Discussion topics are expected to include pediatric palliative care, complex hospice cases, inter-island challenges, ethical dilemmas, and palliative sedation in children.



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