Asian Conference

Asian Conference
Those of you from Asia who will be attending the Asian Conference and the ELNEC
Summit, we would like to invite you to share your work of promoting palliative care
in your country. This information will be available for everyone at the Asian
Conference and ELNEC Summit. Below are instructions for how to develop your
PowerPoint (ppt) slide. Please send in the following information on a ppt slide and
we will format it (see attached template)
• Name, credentials, workplace, city/country
• Brief introduction
• Describe palliative care in your organization/share a research study you are
currently working on.
• What are the challenges?/How are you overcoming those challenges?
• What makes you laugh?
Send directly to Pam Malloy by May 15, 2015.
[email protected]
Susan K. Hall, MSN, RN, AOCN
Oncology Nurse, St. Joseph Hospital, Wichita, KS.
The State of Palliative Care in My Institution
For the past two years, we have worked to educate our physicians and
nurses in palliative care. For the past two months, we have piloted
palliative care on the oncology unit. At this point, about 50% of our
oncologists see the value in palliative care. We have found that those
patients receiving a palliative care consult have better symptom
control and fewer days spent in the hospital. We are in the process
now of gathering data and will present it at the next tumor board
meeting and to our administrators. Every nurse working on the
oncology unit has attended a 2-day ELNEC-Core course.
I am an oncology nurse
educator, committed to
providing safe and
compassionate care to
my patients and their
families in our 26-bed
cancer center..
Challenges/Overcoming Challenges
#1: Lack of education of physicians and other team members: ELNEC
course provided every 3 months. Palliative care team continues to
offer services to all physicians. Nurses make rounds with the palliative
care team each team.
What Makes Me Smile?
• My children
• Doing the best I can for my patients

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