Chinese Traditional Resources for Hawaii

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.

Advance Directive

Chinese Traditional Hawaii Advance Health Care Directive • English page

Chinese Traditional Hawaii Advance Directive Information Sheet • English page

POLST for Hawaii

Chinese TraditionaPOLST Form for Hawaii*** • English page

Chinese Traditional Consumer Guide to POLST • English page

In Depth Resources

Chinese Traditional Questions about CPR • English page

Chinese Traditional Tube Feeding Information • English page

***The Hawaiʻi POLST form was updated in May 2023. We encourage everyone to use the updated version of POLST. If you have the pre-May 2023 version, it remains valid and does not expire. 

For more Chinese language information and materials please visit:

The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care

We want to extend a big thank you to the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care  美華慈心關懷聯盟 for their wonderful collaboration translating the Kōkua Mau documents.

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.)

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.

Multilingual Resources including Advance Directives or POLST are available on the Kōkua Mau website:

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 

Ohana Health Plan 

University Health Alliance (UHA

United Healthcare