Palliative Pupus November 2013

Please join us for the last Palliative Pupus of the year 2013.  Please note that this month we are meeting on a Thursday (11/21) because of scheduling conflicts.

Please join us from 5:15 PM – 7:00 pm at Queen’s Conference Center for Palliative Pupus. 

  • Due to the popularity of Palliative Pupus, we now meet in Room 200 on the second floor of the Queen’s Conference Center.
  • Topic is announced in a Kōkua Mau reminder one week prior to the event.
  • Bi-monthly: every third Wednesday of the month.
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. Please tell your colleagues and friends.
The Queens Conference Center (QCC)
Room 200
510 S. Beretania Street
HonoluluHI 96813

How does Palliative Pupus work?

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 and we will keep you informed.
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 two hour maximum enforced 24 hours, according to the new sign).

What is Palliative Pupus?

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. (Except November with Thanksgiving)
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.
  • Palliative Pupus is a potluck event so please bring food to share.

July 17, 2013 theme:

Please join interdisciplinary colleagues from across the state for another opportunity to network, learn together, and gain a greater sense of all our community has to offer in the care of the seriously ill.

In this session, using our case-based format, we hear how the palliative care program at Kaiser has learned to turn withdrawal of life support into a family-centered ceremony of remembrance.  Please feel free to bring a friend and perhaps a pupu to share.

Examples of Palliative Pupus’ themes:  

May 15, 2013 theme:

This month will feature cases from the cutting edge of hospice and palliative care.  We will hear about successful upstreaming of access to hospice and palliative care in the Queen’s Medical Center emergency department.
March 20, 2013 
This March meeting will feature discussion of a pediatric hospice patient, born with a terminal neuromuscular illness. The child’s parents will join the hospice team in discussing their journey.

January 16, 2013 This month’s case will feature transitions in care for a patient between outpatient palliative care, acute care, and hospice.  Other themes for discussion will include management of problem opioid-taking behaviors in hospice and challenges to care posed by non-adherence to medical care.

July 18, 2012 :
This month’s case discussion will again follow a patient from diagnosis, through disease-directed treatment, hospice care and death.  Features of the case that will be discussed will include caring for young adults, caring for patients with a history of mental illness and chemical dependence, timely transition to hospice, and palliative sedation in the home.
May 16, 2012 :
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?
March 21, 2012 :
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.