Palliative Pupus

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

  • Due to the popularity of Palliative Pupus, we will be moving to a larger space which is also on the second floor of the Queen’s Conference Center. 
  • We will meet in Room 200 which is the large seating area at the top of the stairs.
Please note: Due to the ‘The Fine Art and Science of Pain & Palliative Care’ and Thanksgiving the November 2012 Palliative Pupus has been moved to Wed. November 28, 2012. 
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.

How does Pallitive 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). More on parking near QCC.

What is Pallaitive 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.
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.
The Queens Conference Center
Room 200
510 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Examples of past Palliative Pupus’ themes:
July 18, 2012 Palliative Pupus:
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 Palliative Pupus:
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 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.