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End-of-Life Care Options in Hawaii: Critical communications with seriously ill patients and families

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 4:45 pm

Full to capacity. Please register for the workshop at JABSOM on Sat Feb 2

Friday, February 1, 2019
1:00 – 4:45 PM
The Queen’s Conference Center – Auditorium

Note: While the primary audience is the community of Queen’s interdisciplinary providers they welcome an inter-professional audience from the community as well.

About The Workshop

The “Our Care, Our Choice Act” takes effect January 1, 2019 in Hawaii. The purpose of this workshop is to help health providers comply with requirements of the law and to provide an immediate, skillful and compassionate response to any patient inquiries they may receive. The workshop will address person-centered care and end-of- life discussions as recommended by the American Medical Association, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American College of Physicians and other specialty societies.


As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe critical components of Hawaii Law Act 002 (2018), the “Our Care, Our Choice Act”, including certification requirements by health providers.
  • Conduct conversations that thoughtfully and compassionately explore end-of-life concerns, goals and options with people who have serious illness.
  • Access resources and information related to end-of-life care options, including resources specific to Act 002 implementation.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is directed to physicians, advanced practice nurse, nurses, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers and pharmacists within The Queen’s Health System, with emphasis on those who care for patients with serious chronic conditions.

Guest Faculty: Anthony L. Back, MD
Professor, Medicine / Oncology Co-Director, Center for Excellence in Palliative Care Adjunct Professor, Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington Seattle

Hawaii Faculty: Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Pain & Palliative Care The Queen’s Medical Center Professor and Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Workshop Program

12:15 PM  Registration · Light Lunch
12:55 PM Welcome
1:00 PM The “Our Care, Our Choice Act” – Review of Hawaii Law, Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD
1:20 PM “Hospice, Palliative Care, and Other End-of-Life Care Options” Anthony Back, MD
2:05 PM A Skilled and Compassionate Response to Inquiries About the ‘Our Care, Our Choice Act’ – Part 1” (Didactic) Anthony Back, MD
3:10 PM Break
3:25 PM “A Skilled & Compassionate Response to Inquiries About the ‘Our Care, Our Choice Act’ – Part 2” (Role Play), Anthony Back, MD
4:15 PM “Q & A / Discussion” “Recap & Available Resources”, Anthony Back, MD & Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD
4:45 PM Adjourn

Workshop Fee: By January 18, 2019 $25. After January 18, 2019 $45


February 1, 2019
12:00 am - 4:45 pm
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The Queens Conference Center (QCC) Auditorium
510 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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