Five Booklets

The set of Five Booklets was developed by the Center on Aging at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and are printed and distributed by ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network.

The Five Booklets were updated in November 2011 to reflect changes over the past ten years, such as POLST for Hawaii.

  • If you want the updated Five Booklets immediately you can download the pdf files for free on the links below. You can read it on your screen or print it yourself. Each 20-page booklet is around 400KB is size.
  • Free printed copies can be ordered from ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network. Please contact them by phone (808) 526-1700 or email.
  • The updated version of the booklets can be downloaded as a PDF files as well at the ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network’s website (please scroll down to the ‘end-of-life’ section on the ‘Cancer Education Page’ page).

Booklet 1: Advance Care Planning – Making Choices Known

  • A workbook to document the kind of care you want if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  Includes web addresses to find your state’s forms.

Booklet 2: Planning Ahead – Funeral and Memorial Services

  • Document your funeral or memorial service preferences ahead of time. Includes tips for working with mortuary or funeral homes.

Booklet 3: Preparing To Say Good-Bye – Care for the Dying

  • Learn about common symptoms experienced by dying people and what you can do to make the dying person more comfortable.

Booklet 4: When Death Occurs – What to Do When a Loved One Dies

  • A guide to help you get through the hours, days, and weeks following a loved one’s death.

Booklet 5: Help For The Bereaved – The Healing Journey

  • Learn about the common expressions of grief, the healing process, and when to get help.

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