The resources are provided by Kōkua Mau, Hawaii’s Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Here you will find answers, tools and links to local and national sites.
Hospice & Palliative Care Resources for Hawaii compiled by Kokua Mau are lists of useful resources
Tools You Can Use offers publications and resources you can download in the pdf format or order in the mail from Kōkua Mau.
Find Answers to many of the commonly asked questions concerning hospice and palliative care
Find support for Grief and Bereavement
Find Additional Information locally in Hawai‘i (with phone numbers)
Life Prolonging Treatments gives good practical information from the booklet “Making End-of-life Decisions”. It includes questions to ask your doctor and a comprehensive glossary of terms.
POLST or Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment is available in Hawai‘i. It was passed as a law in July 2009 and amended to include APRN to sign a POLST in 2014.
Nov. 2015: Two new documents:
- Consumer Internet Resources (active links in the PDF file)
- Providers Internet Resources (active links in the PDF file)
Guide to Advance Care Planning: Making Life Decisions
The 16-page Kokua Mau booklet “A Guide to Advance Care Planning: Making Life Decisions” has been re-printed. Now available with updated wording, the new booklet reflects 2014 changes to POLST which added APRNs as signers
Updated Advance Directive: After 10 years we have updated and revised the Advance Directive to make it more user friendly and accommodate the wishes of patients and their loved ones in more detail. Now a 3-page document, you can find the PDF file of the Advance Directive on our dedicated web page.
All “old” two page Advance Directives are still valid, although we recommend you use only the new form and may consider updating an “older” form with the more detailed options available now.