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Southern California Chapter of GAPNA

2015 POLST Event

Posted almost 4 years ago by Karen Shore

Members of our southern California GAPNA chapter attended the April 16th special presentation for healthcare professionals, discussing the most recent updates to the POLST form, and the best practices for use of the POLST and Advance Care Directives.

We had a wonderful evening enjoying the wine reception with live jazz and dinner hosted by the Alzheimer's Association and took place at the Silverado home office in Irvine. It was a great night for meeting with our fellow GAPNA members and networking with many influential people working in Palliative Care and Long Term Care.

The panel and audience discussion was very helpful practical tips and some barriers to end of life discussions with patients and their families. The panel included:

Vincent Nguyen, DO, moderator
CMD Medical Director, Hoag CARES Program
OC POLST Coalition Chair Distinguished

Greg Kimura, MD
Lead Physician, Monarch Palliative Care

Lowell Kleinman, MD
Medical Director, Palliative Care, Memorial Care

Tieu Phung, MD
Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care, Kaiser Permanente Orange County

Melvyn Sterling, MD
Co-Medical Director, Palliative Care Service, St. Joseph Hospital