HONOLULU (September 15, 2016) – Hospice Hawaii is partnering with Pacific Health Ministries to host “Making Health Care Whole,” a one-day conference on Thursday, January 12 at Queen’s Conference Center, designed to expound on the relevance of spirituality to the overall well being of medical patients and their loved ones.

“We’re proud to offer this meaningful conference on medical and spiritual care to the Hawaii community,” said Kenneth L. Zeri, president and CPO of Hospice Hawaii. “As an organization well-versed in the interdisciplinary approach to care, Hospice Hawaii is pleased to partner with Pacific Health Ministries to host ‘Making Health Care Whole,’ which will focus on bridging connections between the work of medical professionals and spiritual care providers.”

The one-day conference will be led by Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, a board-certified clinician in Internal Medicine and Palliative Care and pioneer in the international movement to integrate spirituality into healthcare. The morning session will focus on integrating spirituality and health care and the afternoon session will feature the art of being present. Small group discussions will also be held on creating healing environments for patients and their families.

The cost to attend is $50 for the half day and $100 for the full day. For more information or to register, contact Anke Flohr at 591-6556 or JP Sabbithi at 791-8003.

About Hospice Hawaii
Established in 1979, Hospice Hawaii is about helping people in life. The goal of the non-profit organization is to help patients live as fully as possible, to provide comfort and relief from pain, and to aid in symptom management. An interdisciplinary team of professionals and trained volunteers strive to meet the physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of patients and families in the comfort of their own homes as well as in other settings like its Kailua Home, nursing homes and other facilities. With offices on Oahu, Molokai and Lanai, Hospice Hawaii also provides bereavement support to patients, their families, and the wider community. For more information about Hospice Hawaii, visit www.hospicehawaii.org.

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