APPEAL
                   Training Conference
                Herberman Conference Center
                   Pittsburgh, P...
COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR ALL PLANNING AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
David Barnard
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

...
MESSAGE OF WELCOME
April 18, 2008

Dear Colleagues:

I am delighted to welcome you to APPEAL (A Progressive Palliative Car...
April 18, 2008

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.       Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.       Death & Dyin...
Dr. Susan Hunt
                   Dr. Susan Hunt is a General Internist who was the founder of
                   the Univ...
The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL)’s mission is to improve palliative and end-of-
life care for people in...
PARTNERS IN CONSERVATION: THE ARTISAN PROJECT
Your conference bag was handcrafted by a women’s sewing co-operative in Rwan...
Thank you for your support!
           LEAd SPonSorS
      Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    Pennsylvania Department of Agi...
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  1. 1. APPEAL Training Conference Herberman Conference Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 18-19, 2008 A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for the Care of African Americans at Life’s End
  2. 2. COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR ALL PLANNING AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE David Barnard Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh Judith Black Highmark, Inc. Rashida Brookins The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Thuy Bui University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Rev. Randy Bush East Liberty Presbyterian Church Phyllis Chaffin Presbyterian SeniorCare Rev. Carol Divens Roth Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon Annette Dula Center for Bioethics and Health Law University of Pittsburgh Stacey Edick Chatham University Andrea Fox Squirrel Hill Health Center Rev. Richard Freeman Pastoral Services Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Rev. Don Green Christian Associates of Southwestern Pennsylvania Fatemeh Hashtroudi Presbyterian Senior Care Paige Hepple Institute to Enhance Palliative Care University of Pittsburgh James Joyce Vitas Hospice Rev. Darnell Leonard East End Community Ministries Ada Milliner Heritage Valley Health System Rev. Johnnie Monroe Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church Libby Moore Heritage Valley Health System Rev. Ed Pehanich Family Hospice and Palliative Care Andrew Rind United Way of Allegheny County Presented By Lyn Robertson UPMC Cancer Centers Darlene Sampson Pennsylvania Council on Aging Department of Aging Ana Scanlon Chatham University Rev. Tom Spencer Lincoln Avenue Church of God Rev. Eugene Turner The Way, Truth, and Life Ministries of Pittsburgh Rev. John Welch Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Nancy Zionts Jewish Healthcare Foundation
  3. 3. MESSAGE OF WELCOME April 18, 2008 Dear Colleagues: I am delighted to welcome you to APPEAL (A Progressive Palliative Care Educational Curriculum for Care of African Americans at Life’s End. There are several reasons why we are privileged to participate together in this conference over the next two days. First and most important, participating in APPEAL signals our recognition that the promise of state-of-the-art, culturally appropriate palliative care has yet to be fulfilled for everyone in our community who could benefit from it. The work we will do together during this conference is a down payment on our continuing professional commitment to fulfilling the promise of compassionate care for all. Second, by bringing this nationally recognized curriculum to Pittsburgh, the Coalition for Quality and the End of Life of Western Pennsylvania (CQEL) is pursuing one of its major goals for this year, namely to overcome persistent racial and ethnic disparities in quality and access to palliative care. This goal, which is the primary objective of CQEL’s 2008 campaign, Compassionate Care for All, has also been endorsed in the Final Report of the Governor’s Task Force on Quality at the End of Life in Pennsylvania. CQEL, whose members contributed significantly to the work of the Task Force, is proud to do its part to realize the goals set forth in that Report. Finally, CQEL and the Institute to Enhance Palliative Care at the University of Pittsburgh are collaborating with the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life to present the Pittsburgh APPEAL Conference. We are pleased to have been invited to join Duke’s Institute and its distinguished faculty and staff in expanding APPEAL’s reach to health professionals across the country. Let us dedicate the next two days to making this collaboration bear fruit in the form of renewed and reinvigorated efforts to ensure compassionate care for all. Sincerely, David Barnard, PhD, JD Director, Institute to Enhance Palliative Care Chair, Coalition for Quality at the End of Life
  4. 4. April 18, 2008 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast & Registration 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Death & Dying in African American Communities: An Overview Richard Payne, M.D. 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Quality End-of-Life Care AGENDA Kimberly Johnson, M.D. 10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. BREAK 10:35 a.m. -12:05 p.m. Comprehensive Patient Evaluation Bethsheba Johnson, APN, BC 12:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. LUNCH and Action Plan Team Meetings 1:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Culturally Appropriate Communication Bethsheba Johnson, A.P.N., B.C. 2:35 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. BREAK 2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Fundamentals of Hospice Care Ursula Robinson, LCSW, MSW 3:55 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Local Faculty Q & A Session Dr. Susan Hunt 4:45 p.m. BREAK - Hors D’Oeuvres 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Performance and Discussion A dramatic reading of Vesta by Open Stage Theatre Vesta, a warm and often humorous Bryan Harnetiaux play, examines an ordinary family’s ups and downs as they struggle with the illness and loss of their matriarch, named Vesta. After the production, an audience talk-back session will explore issues highlighted in the play. April 19, 2008 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pain Treatment and Racial Disparities Richard Payne, MD 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. BREAK 10:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Patient-Centered Decision Making Kimberly Johnson, MD 11:35 a.m. -12:45 p.m. LUNCH 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Spirituality in End-of-Life Care Kimberly Johnson, MD Pastor Corey L. Kennard, M.A.C. M. 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Faculty Panel Q & A Session Richard Payne, Kimberly Johnson, Bethsheba Johnson, Ursula Robinson, and special guest Rev. John C. Welch
  5. 5. Dr. Susan Hunt Dr. Susan Hunt is a General Internist who was the founder of the University of Pittsburgh’s HIV Center and has maintained an Internal Medicine Practice throughout her career. She is a REGIONAL FACULTY clinician-educator, well-known for excellence in HIV-related care and Internal Medicine. She now devotes more time to clinical work and teaching in the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics and the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. A member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Hunt has been recognized for her leadership in health care in Pittsburgh and has been named to the Pennsylvania Honor Roll of Women. She is a fellow in the American College of Physicians. She earned her medical degree from the University of Washington at Seattle and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She also completed Harvard Medical School’s, Palliative Care Education and Practice Program. Rev. John C. Welch Rev. John C. Welch is the Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. As a minister, he served the Bidwell Presbyterian Church in various ministerial positions from 1999 to 2007 as well as the Victory Baptist Church and Baptist Temple Church. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Economics from Carnegie-Mellon University and earned his Masters of Divinity degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is currently enrolled at Duquesne University pursuing a doctoral degree in Healthcare Ethics. Rev. Welch sits on various boards and advisory committees. He served as Chairperson for the Advisory Board of Centers for Healthy Hearts and Souls, a spiritual and health-based wellness project meeting the needs of the minority population with the goal of eliminating health disparities. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Metro-Urban Institute of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, as well as on the Community Research Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Minority Health. Presently Rev. Welch serves as co-Chair of the Religious Affairs Committee of the Pittsburgh NAACP and is also the President of the Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network. His recent honors include his City Council appointment to serve on the City of Pittsburgh’s Ethics Hearing Board and also his recognition by Church Women United, Inc. with their 2007 Human Rights Award.
  6. 6. The Coalition for Quality at the End of Life (CQEL)’s mission is to improve palliative and end-of- life care for people in Western Pennsylvania by identifying and collaborating with key stakeholder groups. CQEL works to achieve its mission by engaging the community to increase demand for better palliative and end-of-life care, building capacity among local health care institutions to deliver better care, focusing attention on the regulatory and financial barriers to quality care, and by establishing community measures. CQEL is made up of leading health systems, providers, insurers, citizen groups, governmental agencies, and philanthropic, faith-based, and professional organizations concerned about the quality of care that is available to seriously ill and dying people and their families in Western Pennsylvania. The Institute to Enhance Palliative Care at the University of Pittsburgh convenes and is the coalition’s administrative home. CQEL is a committed group of regional health care leaders and stakeholders, who have joined together to catalyze improved care of critically ill and dying people and their families in our region. Organizational Members Institute to Enhance Palliative Care, University of Allegheny County Bar Association Pittsburgh Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Jewish Healthcare Foundation Area Agency on Aging Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC Allegheny County Medical Society Medical Ethics and Palliative Care Program, UPMC Allegheny General Hospital, West Penn Allegheny Shadyside Health System Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Mercy Bethany Hospice Health System Celtic Healthcare Oncology Nursing Society Center for Minority Health, University of Pittsburgh Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Persad Center, Inc. City of Pittsburgh, Department of Public Safety, EMS Pittsburgh Ohio Valley General Hospital Comprehensive Palliative Care Program, UPMC Presbyterian SeniorCare Presbyterian-Montefiore Sewickley Valley Hospital Department of Aging, Commonwealth of Southwestern Pennsylvania Partnership on Aging Pennsylvania St. Clair Hospital, Cancer Center Department of Emergency Medicine, University of State of Pennsylvania, Department of Health Pittsburgh Take Charge of Your Life Partnership Eastern Area Adult Services The Children’s Home Elder Law Offices of Petrich & Sykes, LLC Tri Community South EMS Family Hospice and Palliative Care United Way of Allegheny County Forbes Hospice UPMC Cancer Centers Good Grief Center UPMC Health Plan Health America UPMC PreHospital Care Helping Hands-Healing Hearts Vintage, Inc. Highmark Caring Place, Highmark Caring Vitas Hospice Foundation Washington Hospital and Hospice Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Penn Hospital, West Penn Allegheny Health Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association System Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania Institute on Aging, University of Pittsburgh
  7. 7. PARTNERS IN CONSERVATION: THE ARTISAN PROJECT Your conference bag was handcrafted by a women’s sewing co-operative in Rwanda, Africa. These women are genocide survivors and members of Partners In Conservation’s (PIC) Artisan Project of the Columbus Zoo. The money earned from sewing these bags enables the artisans to care for their families without using forest resources and will make it possible for these women to pay the primary school fees for their children for one full year. PIC was initiated in 1991 by staff and docents at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The project’s name was selected and two main goals identified: to create holistic educational programs for children and adults that addressed wildlife and the needs of local people and to raise money to benefit both conservation and humanitarian projects. To economically assist local people, PIC started an Artisan Project with one artisan cooperative in 1995. The successful Artisan Project continues to operate using fair trade practices. PIC is currently working with 400 people from sixteen co-ops; these men and women can now care for their families without using forest resources. For more information about the Artisan Project, please contact: Partners In Conservation Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Phone: 614-724-3619 e-mail: Debbie.Elder@columbuszoo.org
  8. 8. Thank you for your support! LEAd SPonSorS Jewish Healthcare Foundation Pennsylvania Department of Aging UPMC Health Plan SPonSorS Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute W.I. Patterson Charitable Trust SuPPortErS The Fine Foundation Open Stage Theater Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Presbyterian Senior Care Take Charge of Your Life Partnership

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