Presentation Archive

2017 Chelan Conference Presentation Downloads

KEYNOTE – Everyone Has A Last Lecture, Donna Oiland – Steering Committee Member, Washington End of Life Coalition, Facilitator, Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest, Hospice Volunteer (no presentation download)

The Culture of Palliative Care: What Does Success Look Like, Kathryn Schlenker, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Care University of Washington Medical Center & Carol Kummet, LICSW, MTS, UWMC Palliative Care Social Worker, University of Washington Medical Center (

Palliative Care for Patients with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: A Call for Greater Awareness & Enhancement of Your Practice, Heather Mikes, DO, Legacy Palliative Care Medicine Service, Vancouver (

Bedside Ethics, Juan Iregui, MD, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, CHI Franciscan Hospice & Palliative Care, University Place (no presentation download)

Washington State Department of Health In-Home Services Division – An Update for Hospice Providers in a Roundtable Discussion Format, Robin Bucknell, In-Home Services Survey Manager, Office of Investigation and Inspection, Department of Health & Nancy Tyson, Executive Director, Office of Community Health Systems, WA State Department of Health (

Panel Presentation: Challenges in  Hospice & Palliative Care, Mimi Pattison, MD, Medical Director, Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care, Hope Wechkin, MD, Medical Director – Evergreen Hospice and Palliative Care, Wayne Kohan, MD, Medical Director, Chaplaincy Hospice Care & Patrick Waber, MD, Compass Care, Virginia Mason Memorial (

Facilitated Discussion: Innovations and Challenges in Coordinating Hospice Volunteers Today, Vicki Husted Biggs  MSW, LICSW, Volunteer Coordinator

Incorporating Palliative Care into your Hospice Organization?  Now learn about the other side of the conversation; billing and operations for palliative care from the payer’s perspective, Leslie Foren & Leanne Spears, Regence BlueShield Washington (

Psychopharmacology in Palliative Care, Wayne Kohan, MD Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Medical Director Hospice at the Chaplaincy (

Communication Issues with Physician-Assisted Death, Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, Regional Medical Director for Palliative Care Providence Health and Services, Southwest Washington, Associate Medical Director, Providence Institute for Human Caring (

Grief Groups by Phone: Removing Barriers, Expanding Outreach, Providing Care, Sandra Bochonok, DMin, MDiv, RN, CHI Franciscan Hospice Bereavement Counselor (;;;

Palliative Care for People with Dementia in the Community Setting, Darrell Owens, Attending Nurse Practitioner and Section Chief; DNP, MSN, UW Primary, Palliative, and Supportive Care at Northwest Hospital (

How We Honor Veterans: Cultural Considerations in an Increasingly Multicultural Care Environment, Rev. Shakur Sevigny, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Kindred Hospice, Seattle (

2017 WSHPCO Legislative and Public Policy Committee Update: Budget Drama, Agency Rules and Policy Successes! Leslie Emerick, WSHPCO Director of Public Policy (

PLENARY – Yes, We Can and Why We Should: Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care, Anne Anderson, BSN, RN, Consultant, Pediatric Advanced Care Team Seattle Children’s Hospital & Stacey Jones LICSW, ACHP-SW, Clinical Manager, Providence Hospice of Seattle (;;

How “Big Data” Can be Used to Improve Performance for a Hospice Program, Marc Berg & Alex Berg, BDS Healthcare (

The Use of Cannabis in Palliative Care and Hospice, Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA, Regional Medical Director for Palliative Care Providence Health and Services, Southwest Washington, Associate Medical Director, Providence Institute for Human Caring (

Trauma-Informed Bereavement Care, Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G, Zelda Foster Palliative Social Work Fellow, Zimmerman Counseling PLLC (

Managing Symptoms in the Pediatric Population, Dr. Amy Trowbridge, Seattle Children’s Hospital & Maggie Hood, MD, Providence Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital (

After We Implemented the “Surprise Question” into Everyday Practice: What Happened Next!, Laurel Oswalt Jackson, Masters of Divinity, Masters Certificate in Clinical Ethics, Senior Director, Compass Care (

What’s New with POLST (for Young and Old): Updates for 2017, Sharmon Figenshaw, BSN, RN, MSN, ARNP, ACHPN, Member, Washington End of Life Coalition and Washington POLST Task Force & Karin Brook, LICSW, MSW, Member, Washington End-of-Life Coalition and POSLT Task Force, Yakima Regional Medical Center (;;

Cultural and Religious issues Impacting End of Life Care, Panel Presentation with Anne Roberts, MSSW, LSWAIC, Medical Social Worker, Hospice, Providence SoundHome Care and Hospice, Sheri Mila Gerson, LICSW, ACHP-SW, Olympia, WA, PhD candidate in Palliative Care, Lancaster University, UK & Mark Snelling, D. Min., Chaplain & Bereavement Counselor, MultiCare Hospice (

Providing Emotional and Spiritual Support to Pediatric Patients & Families, Caiti Morehead, MSW, Social Worker and David Yoo, MDiv, BCC, Chaplain, Stepping Stones Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program, Providence Hospice of Seattle

Integration of Palliative Care in Rural Communities, Patricia Justis, MA, Executive Director, WA State Office of Rural Health, Washington State Department of Health & Stephanie Carpenter, Chief Nursing Officer, RN, Columbia County Health System

Complex Wound Care Management, Mark Vance, RN, WCC, Multicare Home Health, Hospice and Palliative Care, Tacoma (

Overcoming Barriers: How End of Life Washington, Hospice, and Palliative Care Can Better Collaborate, Sally McLaughlin, Executive Director, End of Life Washington

Panel Presentation: Lessons Learned: Experiences Supporting Pediatric Patients and Families, Anne Anderson, Facilitator, Gloria Lay, RN, Frontier Hospice, Brian Taylor, Elite Hospice, David Brunelle, MD, Medical Director, Pediatric Complex Care Support Team, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Jenn Gardner, Assured Hospice, Thela McCurdy, MSN, RN, CHPN, Cottage in the Meadow, Carolyn Ringo, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital (no presentation download)