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CACCC presents: A Year to be Mindful, a virtual celebration of 15 years
October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC), El Camino Hospital (ECH), and Institute on Aging (IOA) are pleased to collaborate on this forum, which also celebrates CACCC’s 15th year in action. Made up of over 80 organizations, CACCC is the only network in the U.S. devoted to addressing end-of-life concerns within the Chinese American community.
After attending the forum, participants will be able to:
- Explain the history of the Chinese American end-of-care movement, and access and utilize culturally appropriate communications tools and resources.
- Gain personal insights, perspective and lessons learned from a physician as a COVID-19 patient and as a palliative care physician and medical educator during this historic pandemic.
- Recognize the differences in hospice care between Chinese communities and other communities and identify approaches to providing better patient- and family-centered hospice care.
- Describe the foundational approach to supporting caregivers and explain how these mindful concepts and tools were adopted to bring an innovative program to relieve Chinese caregivers of daily stress.
Panel of Speakers
Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP, Chief, Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Queens and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, this year’s keynote, will share her experiences as a COVID-19 patient and as a palliative care physician and medical educator during this historic pandemic.
Sandy Chen Stokes, RN, MSN, CACCC founder and board member, will provide the history of the Chinese American end-of-care movement and share culturally appropriate communications tools and resources
Gary Lee, MD, Medical Director, Suncrest Hospice, will discuss the differences in hospice care between Chinese communities and other communities and identify approaches to providing better patient- and family-centered hospice care
Roy Remer, Executive Director, Zen Caregiving Project (ZCP), San Francisco, will briefly explain his organization’s foundational approach to supporting caregivers and their Mindful Caregiver Education curriculum
Teresa Cheng, CACCC volunteer and Mindful Self-Care for Caregivers project lead, will share how CACCC implemented these mindful concepts and tools to launch an innovative program to relieve the daily stress of caregivers in the Chinese community.