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Kokua Mau Meeting February 2023 Compassionate Care and Evidence-Based Practice: Is it possible for them to co-exist?

February 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm HST

Compassionate Care and Evidence-Based Practice: Is it possible for them to co-exist?

Please join us on Thursday 2/23 for a presentation by Steven Ito our own Dr. Pat Nishimoto.

Steven Ito, FNP-c, CEO Ohana Pacific Medical, will be sharing about their innovative practice that combines home visits and a kupuna health clinic. They were using telehealth and telemonitoring before the pandemic and work with all health plans to address isolation, lack of transportation and difficulties in accessing medical resources. Steven’s training in Family Medicine and clinical experiences in the Urgent Care setting led to his passion in specializing in Home Visit Based Programs for Kupuna.  To learn more visit www.ohanapacificmedical.org

Dr. Pat Nishimoto, Oncology Nurse Specialist at Tripler for many decades and recently (kinda) retired.

EBP has come to dominate in clinical practice – seeing research evidence as knowledge while silencing other conceptions of knowledge! 

  • What happens when there is no known research on alleviating pain experience of a patient and he/she asks you about complementary medicine? 
  • What happens when we do not believe the patient’s story because it does not fit in an EBP frame of knowledge? Do they become invisible because we invalidate their experience? 

To get ready for this interesting topic, here is an updated lit review


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