Shirley Otis-Green Workshop

The John A. Burns School of Medicine and Kokua Mau bring you two talks by Shirley Otis-Green

Recipe for the Best Palliative Care:  What are the Key Ingredients? 

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 from 2 PM to 5 PM
John A Burns School of Medicine, MEB 315

Download the workshop registration form and publicity flyer

Who should attend: Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, Chaplains, Clergy and others working in palliative, hospice, hospital, long-term, and other care settings.

Workshop Costs:

  • $35 for Kokua Mau members
  • $45 for non-members 
  • Space is limited. Please register early

Membership information on membership, and the option to join instantly click here

Ample parking is available for visitors in Lot C, a few minutes walk from JABSOM. There is a $4 charge for parking. JABSOM is located at the Kaka’ako Waterfront Campus • 651 Ilalo Street • Honolulu HI 96813

Presentation 1:
Integrating Spirituality into Palliative Care

Palliative care involves caring for the physical, spiritual, and emotional suffering of patients and their loved ones. However spirituality is often neglected in healthcare, despite its importance to people. Otis-Green will present the results of her research into what is needed to provide good quality spiritual care, emphasizing useful tools for healthcare professionals. 

She will present ‘5 Key Elements of Spiritual Care’: 

  • spiritual assessment
  • models of care and care plans
  • interprofessional team training
  • quality improvement
  • and personal and professional development

Recommendations are provided for the implementation of spiritual care in palliative, hospice, hospital, long-term, and other clinical settings.

Presentation 2:
Building a Strong Palliative Care Team: Lessons Learned from the ACE Project

ACE (Advocating for Clinical Excellence) is a cutting-edge advocacy and training program for an interdisciplinary educational approach to palliative care.  ACE enables participants to become effective role models and advocates for enhanced palliative, end-of-life and hospice care and will give practical ideas and inspiration to those building and strengthening programs. 

About the Presenter:

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker and Senior Research Specialist in Nursing Research and Education at the City of Hope

Her clinical work, research, presentations and publications focus on transdisciplinary palliative care and integrated symptom management with a special emphasis on underserved populations.  She is the Principal Investigator of the ACE Project: Advocating for Clinical Excellence Transdisciplinary Palliative Care Education, a National Cancer Institute Grant for development and implementation of a palliative care educational experience for psycho-oncology professionals to enhance their advocacy, leadership and support skills. 

She also developed the nationally recognized Promoting Excellence in Pain Management & Palliative Care for Social Workers annual training course. As Clinical Program Manager in the Department of Supportive Care, Pain and Palliative Medicine, she created the Transitions Program, which offered psycho-educational support services for those facing end of life, and the Art for the Heart: Hands on Harps Program. 

Shirley received a Social Work Leadership Award from the Project on Death in America for her work to enhance end-of-life and bereavement support services for Latino oncology patients and is a 2006 Mayday Pain and Society Fellow. In 2009, Shirley was elected as a Distinguished Social Work Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice.