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  • September 03, 2021 2:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PAHPM is proud to share that our very own Nadya Dimitrov and Kathy Kemle have edited a first-of-it's-kind text for Oxford University Press: 

    Palliative and Serious Illness Patient Management for

    Physician Assistants

    Click the book above to find online now,

    and watch for the print edition soon!

    Congratulations to both Nadya, Kathy, and so many other PAs and PAHPM members and allies who made this happen!

  • August 23, 2021 6:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As with most of you and the communities in which you live, my state of Oregon is seeing the COVID-19 surge--and for us, it's at levels we have not seen before.  I am watching the halls of my hospital fill, ICUs grow, and a return of restricted life unfold before me.  I am also seeing my colleagues fall to new lows--burned out, angry, sad, overwhelmed.  You know the emotions.  You're likely feeling them too.  I know I am.

    To help my palliative team I decided to launch a wellness exercise--send me your music--songs, vibrations, even videos--which have gotten you through this last year and which you will need to get through the next.  I plan to share these in one of our weekly grand rounds.  The response I have gotten from our palliative community in recent days has brought me to tears.  "I love this idea." "I so need this right now!"  These are just some of the quotes from the emails I've received, along with songs, videos, and stories about why these are the notes of joy that move them.  Compiling this collection is filling my bucket, and I can't wait to share with my colleagues.

    Knowing this, I wanted to offer the same to my PAHPM family.  We've been living #alonetogether, doing our mindfulness activities, reading poetry, and sometimes just crying for no apparent reason at that last TV commercial we just saw.  Here's something different and I hope it helps.

    Let's Make a Mix Tape!

    Click on the Button Below and Send me:

    • Name of Song
    • Artist/Singer
    • If there is a specific version, please let me know
    • Have a music video? Great! Let me know and I'm happy to try and make that work too--just include the link!
    • If you want, include a few words as to why this speaks to you.

    I will then pull together a digital playlist and share with members along with a dedicated webpage at our September 23rd Monthly Member Meeting.  If you can't attend, don't worry, I'll be sure to forward on.  Will try to share a few at the meeting, but mostly want you all to hear and see how we all are drawing on music, words, vibrations and sounds to get through our days.  I'm sure some will be songs of reflections, maybe even sadness, others more hopeful, and still some more on the silly side. Don't be shy.  It's ok to reveal you're a K-Pop fan!

    Click Here to Contribute to the PAHPM Palliative-Mixed Tape

    Let’s have fun, get to know each other in a unique way, and maybe learn something new and #healtogether.

    Stay well, stay safe. Jeff.

  • August 23, 2021 2:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the founding POLST program, the Oregon POLST and Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health & Science University is holding a free webinar discussing the need for POLST/MOLST registries around the country to become more inclusive of PAs and NPs.  PAHPM would encourage it's members to attend and become active voices in their state to advocate for documenting our patient's health care wishes.

    Free 15-minute Web Presentation - Sept. 1, 2021

    followed by a Question & Answer session

    This free web event will be held on:

    Wed., September 1 at 12:00PM (PDT)


    Becoming More Inclusive of our NP and PA Colleagues

    Presented by 

    Susan Tolle, MD, Chair of the Oregon POLST Coalition & Director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care 

    with a post-presentation Q&A
    facilitated by 
    Betty Ferrell, PhD, MSN,Director & Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope.

    Click HERE to Register.

  • August 23, 2021 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PAHPM is excited to again offer the The Eva Dimitrov, MD & PAHPM Student Scholarshipfor 2021.  This scholarship is open to students interested  in hospice and palliative medicine and serious-illness care, and provides an opportunity to pursue these interest during PA training.  We have extending the deadline to September 15th due to the summer break, ongoing PA Program changes around the country, the latest COVID surge, and all of us being pulled in many different directions.

    Important Application Dates:

    • Accepting Applications June 1st thru Sept. 15th, 2021
    • Finalist Announced October 28th

     For Application information and recent scholarship podcast click on our Eva Dimitrov, MD & PAHPM Student Scholarship page.   

    Please both share the scholarship information with students, as well as consider giving to the fund--a tax-deductible donation through the PA Foundation.  In just nearly two years, we have almost fully funded this scholarship to secure its future for PA students and are jus shy of our $30K goal!

  • July 18, 2021 7:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A reminder that our Monthly Member Meeting is this Thursday, July 22nd!

    Note the new Meeting ID & Link!

    Watch your inbox for a reminder email, or click here for the details!

  • July 18, 2021 5:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    AAPA has put out the Call for Speakers and as PAHPM has done in the past, we are ready to help!

    Speaking is a great opportunity to share your skills, educate fellow PAs, and grow the fields of palliative medicine and hospice care for PAs. It also looks great on your CV!  If you haven't spoken nationally before, or are a regular educator, let us know how we can help!

    We are gathering Palliative Medicine & Hospice Care topic ideas, and sharing to facilitate those who would like to coordinate talks and receive an endorsement from PAHPM.  As in years past, we will review at our next Member Meeting July 22nd, and endorse those speakers and topics who we know will help further our field for PAs.

    If interested in sharing your topics, click here!

  • June 25, 2021 12:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Attention Members!

    We have two unique opportunities to help our PA Palliative Community!

    Both are great opportunities to share your skills & knowledge, 

    while building your own resume!

    PA Foundation Seeking Palliative PA to Help "Author/Review"

    The PA Foundation in partnership with the organization, Allied Against Opioid Abuse, are seeking a Palliative PA to help with a blog on the topic of "opioid abuse/misuse for families who may be caring for loved ones at home who are in hospice or palliative care and have pain meds in the home, which can be a risk to other household members.  

    Are you a PA working with experience with this population? This one has a quick turnaround--we need to know ASAP so that they can interview you the week of June 28th and with a small time commitment, work on a blog post around this topic.  

    Let us know us know if you are interested by June 26th!

    Email Jeff Myers for more information!

    AASPA Seeking a PA in Palliative to Speak 
    Our friends and colleagues at the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA) are looking for someone to speak on the topic of "Navigating difficult conversations with patients and families" at their upcoming 2021 AASPA Annual CME meeting, October 14-16, 2021. 

    The conference is being held virtually this year, which will allow you to pre-record or present LIVE during the meeting and take Question and Answers from attendees as well!   All speakers are provided a comped registration and will be able to participate in the entire meeting and claim up to 20 CME hours.  We hope you will consider joining them as a presenter!

    If interested, email Jeff Myers for more information by July 5th!

  • June 03, 2021 7:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you or someone you know is a PA Student interested in caring for those with serious-illness, please share with them that our 2021 PAHPM Student Scholarship Cycle is now open for applications!

    Check our our PAHPM Student Scholarship Page for more details and share with others!

  • May 22, 2021 9:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PAHPM is proud to be a part of the National Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force.

    Click here for the PPC Now Newsletter!

    Hear more at our Annual Member Meeting Tuesday, May 25th!

  • May 22, 2021 3:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please Join us this Tuesday May25th

    for our PAHPM Annual Member Meeting!

    Click the here for details!

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