Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Palliative Care - Next on Kukui Connection

Joy Yadao - Director of Advocacy and Business Development for St. Francis Healthcare.
Rep. Marilyn Lee welcomes Joy Yadao on the next edition of Kukui Connection. The topic is palliative care.This is a fascinating show about the options you and your family should be aware of when it comes to end of life decisions and pain management.
Yadao was formerly the director of hospice and palliative care for St. Francis. She talks about the fact that many people associate "end of life" options with "death with dignity" or physician assisted suicide, and that there is so much more that the medical profession can do for the patient at this difficult time. Often, when patients are in so much pain, it ends their quality of life and they think of suicide. There are things that can be done to help via hospice care and palliative care. The word palliative means comfort.
This series airs on Olelo, Channel 54, Sundays at 4:00 p.m. The show featuring Joy Yadao airs on the following Sundays - 9/26, 10/10 and 10/24.

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