National News

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Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

For those of you who want to promote advanced care planning inside your organization, the 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day is on April 16 although you can have an event at any time.  

Webinar: The Role of POLST in the Care of People with Dementia

Webinar: The Role of POLST in the Care of People with Dementia 

Tuesday August 27th, 2013

9:00 am to 10 am HST
Noon to 1:00pm  (PT)

Sponsored by: The National POLST Paradigm Task Force

Funded by: The Retirement Research Foundation

Presented by: Ken Brummel-Smith, MD* 

Trailblazer Award for Kokua Mau

Congratulations to all of us!!  We have won the national award!!



Two of our own Kokua Mau members were recently elected to the Board of Directors of important national organizations.

Kenneth L. Zeri, RN, MS, president and chief professional officer of Hospice Hawaii, was elected to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) Board as a National Director.

Palliative care for older people: better practices

Congratulations to Kokua Mau's long time supporter Kathryn Braun for her contributions to the recently published WHO publication "Palliative care for older people: better practices" that is now in print.

Check out her box about Kokua Mau on page 19 in the chapter "National Awareness" and our beautiful photo from Hawai‘i on page 36.