We would like to extend a special thanks to the Symposium Planning Committee for their hard work in designing this year’s stellar program!
Pamela Kohlbry, RN, PhD, CNL, Director of University Relations and Research, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, Executive Director, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
Tara Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Affiliated Assistant Professor of Social Work, Interdisciplinary Program for Palliative Care & Chronic Illness, University of Louisville School of Medicine
Nidhi Mahendra, PhD, Associate Professor, Speech Language Pathology, and Associate Director of the Center for Healthy Aging in Multicultural Populations (CHAMP), San Jose State University
Adam Shapiro, PhD, Professor of Sociology, California State University San Marcos
Debra Hain, PhD, Professor of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
Therese Vinson Doan, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University School of Nursing
Cara L. Wallace, PhD, LMSW, APHSW-C, Assistant Professor, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University
Katie Robinson, PhD(c), MSN, RN, CHPN, PhD Candidate – University of San Diego, Adjunct Nursing Faculty – San Diego City College
Michelle J. Goldbach, DNP, Director of Palliative Care & Pediatrics, The Elizabeth Hospice
Julie Swaney, MDiv, Director, Spiritual Care Services, University of Colorado Hospital
Maria Brown, M.Ed., MBA, MT (ASCP), Director of Educational Programs, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
November 5, 2020
Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, Executive Director, CSU Institute for Palliative Care
Ms. Ballentine, the executive director of the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care, will call this second day of the Virtual Symposium Spotlights to order, and introduce the morning’s keynote speakers.
Fireside Chat:Teaching Telemedicine Experientially: Beyond the COVID Crisis Dr. Michael Fratkin, MD, Founder and CEO of ResolutionCare
Dr. Fratkin founded ResolutionCare, an organization that aims to communicate with healthcare providers and payers to bring telehealth applications to at-home palliative care patients. In his career, he has been extensively involved in community health, hospice, and palliative care. In his Spotlight keynote, he will share his insights and experience of teaching and using telemedicine in palliative care, extending from before the current crisis, through it, and taking a view into the future.
Moderator: Pamela Kohlbry, PhD, RN, CNL, Professor, School of Nursing, and Director of University Relations and Research, the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
Spotlight Topic Introductions
Pamela Kohlbry, PhD, RN, CNL, Professor, School of Nursing, and Director of University Relations and Research, the CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care
Spotlight Topic Presentation 1
Providing End-of-Life Companionship through Technology during COVID-19 Steven Davidson, B.S., Clinical Medical Student and Founding Team Leader of the No One Dies Alone program at the Michigan Medicine program
The No One Dies Alone program was first established to provide companionship and support to isolated patients who would otherwise die alone in the hospital. Volunteers serve as “compassionate companions” to help provide one of the most valuable human gifts: a dignified death. However, due to COVID-19, as hospitals have restricted visitors and family members may be ill or unable to travel. This presentation will describe creative solutions used by this group to provide meaningful support between isolated patients, their families, and volunteers while further cultivating students’ understanding of death and empathy.
Spotlight Topic Presentation 2
From Anxiety to Equanimity: 4 Reflections to Practice Artful Gratitude Alessandra Colfi, PhD, RYT-200, ZIN, Expressive Arts Therapist
In this program, Dr. Colfi will share how to confidently recognize, practice and implement short and simple gratitude activities for both our professional and personal lives. These supportive practices can be replicated and used to foster resilience in teams, patients, and families.
Closing Jennifer Moore Ballentine, MA, Executive Director, CSU Shiley Institute for Palliative Care