Advance Care Planning Decisions Videos Hilo

Hospice of Hilo, Kōkua Mau, and East Hawai`i Independent Physician Association and HMSA invite you to a presentation about new resources that are designed to help health care professionals reach people with serious illness and their loved ones.

Who: Dr. Angelo Volandes, ACP Decisions

HILO: Tuesday Oct. 30 5:15pm -7:30pm at Hospice of Hilo
1011 Waiānuenue Avenue, Hilo HI 96720

Light refreshments will be served. RSVPs for the Hilo event to An Umamoto at (808) 969-1733 or by October 29.
Other presentations:

KAUA‘I, Lihu‘e: Wednesday Oct 31 at 11:30am to 12:30pm at Wilcox (please RSVP for details).

HONOLULU: Monday October 29, 2012.
(Two Options) 3:30pm-5pm OR 5:15-6:45pm (refreshments served)
Kuakini Medical Center Conference Room, PB-5

For the Honolulu and Kaua‘i talk please RSVP as soon as possible or by Wednesday, Oct. 24 as space is limited to Jeannette Koijane and feel free to forward this on to colleagues who may be interested. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Kōkua Mau is committed to helping people better understand the options they face as they make decisions for themselves or loved ones as well as to help providers better explain these sometimes complicated topics. We have been working to find and create materials that will help with this task and are therefore very pleased to invite you to join us.

Dr. Angelo Volandes and his colleagues from ACP Decisions ( have created a series of short (and some not so short) DVDs that help to explain important concepts in advance care planning including Tube Feeding, CPR, Advance Care Planning and care for people with Dementia.

These DVDs are designed to be used by providers to help explain these often misunderstood concepts to their patients. These are meant to enhance and supplement one-on-one conversations with providers not replace them.

Dr. Volandes will be in Hawai’i at the end of October and we hope that you will join us for a presentation about the project. If there is positive feedback, we will then be exploring how we can make these DVDs available for us in Hawai’i. Kaiser Permanente has already begun using the videos here in Hawai’i and Adventist Health has purchased them as well. HMSA is sponsoring this visit.

You can read more about the project and view a sample DVD at their website, including literature on the project as they already have 2 published articles on the efficacy of the randomized control trials.

We would like to thank HMSA for sponsoring Dr. Volandes’ visit