Chinese Traditional Multilingual Kokua Mau Resources
All documents (PDF files) are in Chinese Traditional only and are intended for educational purposes to facilitate the discussion of the topics with Hawaii residents with limited English proficiency. The Hawaii Advance Directive is the only exception, with a bilingual layout block by block.
Please visit the English background page for more information as well as an English PDF of the translated document.
POLST for Hawaii
In Depth Resources
For more Chinese language information and materials please visit:
As more Chinese language materials become available we may list selected resources from other organizations here. For many Chinese in-depth resources please visit Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care 美華慈心關懷聯盟
New in 2022 Translation of “What Matters to Me Workbook” for Serious Illness Conversations – Resource
The Conversation Project and Ariadne Labs’ Serious Illness Care Program released a Chinese translation of the What Matters to Me Workbook, a free resource designed to help people with a serious illness prepare to talk to their health care team about what is most important to them. Download the workbook in Chinese or English.
The Conversation Project – Starter Kit
The Conversation Project isn’t about filling out Advance Directives or other medical forms. It’s about talking to your loved ones about what you or they want for end-of-life care. The Conversation Project offers a English Starter Kit that will help you or your organization to get your thoughts together and then have ‘The Conversation’.
A Chinese version of the Starter Kit is available on their website. (Please click the Chinese PDF file.)
- Download the English PDF of the Starter Kit
The Conversation Project – How to Talk to Your Doctor
The Conversation Project has updated How to Talk to Your Doctor, a guide to discussing end-of-life care with doctors, nurses, or other health care providers. The guide addresses basic steps that span the entire process (“Get Ready,” “Get Set,” “Go,” and “Keep Going”). It can be used as a workbook to make notes with a health care team. You can download the English 12-page PDF file here.
- Languages (on The Conversation Project’s website): Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish
Multilingual Resources including Advance Directives or POLST are available on the Kōkua Mau website: www.kokuamau.org/languages.
Multilingual Key Advance Care Planning Materials in 10 languages (PDF file with list)
We thank the collaborative effort of our sponsors that made this translation project possible.
Executive Office on Aging (EOA)
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC)
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
Kaiser Permanente in Hawaii
University Health Alliance (UHA)