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Caring the Pacific Way: Palliative Care and Cancer Survivorship

April 17, 2009 admin 0

From April 22-24, 2009, Kokua Mau collaborated on an innovative, community-based participatory course titled “Caring the Pacific Way: Palliative Care and Cancer Survivorship”  held at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). Kokua Mau created the palliative care content for the course, providing speakers, materials and technical assistance.

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Colleges of Arts and Sciences Serving Heart Awards for Patricia W. Nishimoto

March 17, 2009 admin 0

The University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences Serving Heart Awards recognizes one of Kokua Mau’s own.  Patricia W. Nishimoto, BSN, MPH, DNS, FAAN works as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist at Tripler Army Medical Center.

"Dr. Pat," as her patients affectionately call her, is world-renowned for her work in oncology, end of life care, grief and loss, and cultural awareness.

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Kokua Mau: Hawaii Hospice and Palliative Care Organizaton

December 17, 2008 admin 0

Today marks the start of Hawaii healthcare decisions week, part of a massive country-wide effort to highlight the importance of advance care planning. Wednesday is National Healthcare Decisions Day. Dr. Thomas’ guest this morning is Rachael Wong, of Kokua Mau, the Hawaii Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

DR THOMAS: This morning I’m sitting down with Rachael Wong from Kokua Mau, and we’re going to talk about the very interesting fact that everybody realizes but no one really talks about that, and that is people don’t live forever…

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