Japanese Multilingual Kokua Mau Resources
All documents (PDF files) are in Japanese 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
***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.
- Click here for a PDF of the older Japanese version of the Hawaiʻi POLST Form.
As more Japanese materials become available we may list selected resources from other organizations here.
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 Japanese version of the Starter Kit is available on their website. (Please click the Japanese PDF file.)
- Download the English PDF of the Starter Kit
- All of our Multilingual Resources including Advance Directives or POLST are available on the Kōkua Mau website at: www.kokuamau.org/languages.
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)