PEACE: Promoting Engagement, Aloha, & Compassion in the Everyday Care of people facing serious illness

Join us to expand understanding and awareness of the unique contributions that social workers and spiritual care providers make in the interdisciplinary care of persons facing a serious illness. Ten monthly, one-hour sessions will be offered beginning in March thru December 2024 and will focus on the eight Domains of Palliative Care (NCHP Guidelines 4th ed.). 

Except for March 28, all meetings will take place monthly on the third Thursday. Please use the link or QR code below for further information about the trainings. To help us make these sessions focus on your learning needs kindly completing a brief survey (10-15 min). Mahalo.

New Virtual (Zoom) Lunch & Learn Series 
12:00-1:00 pm HST

All meetings will take place monthly on the third Thursday
3/28, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21 & 12/19 (Except for March 28)

Please note: there is a new registration link for the PEACE, please re-register for April 18.

Sessions will be anchored in real cases and participants will gain specific knowledge and skills in each of the 8 domains. Training sessions will be presented by local, national, and international experts in the fields of social work and spiritual care.

Presenters and Curriculum

Presenters will include Terry Altilio, LCSW, Shirley Otis-Green, LCSW, Dr. Yvonne Yim, Dr. Lana Kaʻopua, Sara-May Colón, JP Sabbithi, Alan Gamble, LCSW and others. 

Our first session, Thursday, 3/28/24, 12:00 PM. will be hosted by Dr. Rae Seitz, CEO of Hui Pohala, Jodi Shaw, LSW, APHSW-C and Clarence Liu, Chaplain. Continuing Education credit and certificates of attendance will be provided at no cost for those who are eligible (see details below). 


At the March 28 session, all participants’ names who complete a post-survey will be entered into a drawing to receive a copy of the newly published Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work. A $125 value, this magnificent state of the art textbook has been authored and edited by a number of your colleagues and national experts, some of whom will join as session faculty.

Sponsored by Hui Pohala


Register for your sessions using the link or QR code below. Zoom information will be emailed separately.

Please complete this survey (15 min) using the link or QR code below to help us prioritize your needs.

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Hawai‘i Pacific Health (HPH), Hui Pohala and Kaiser Permanente® (KP). Hawai‘i Pacific Health is jointly accredited by the accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Hawai‘i Pacific Health designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 credits™ for physicians. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the series. 

Hawai‘i Pacific Health designates this regularly scheduled series for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the series.

As a jointly accredited organization, Hawai‘i Pacific Health is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Hawai‘i Pacific Health maintains responsibility for this series. Social workers completing this series receive 1.0 continuing education credits.