Spanish Resources for Hawaii

Spanish Multilingual Kokua Mau Resources

All documents (PDF files) are in Spanish 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

Spanish Hawaii Advance Health Care Directive • English page

Spanish Hawaii Advance Directive Information Sheet • English page

POLST for Hawaii

Spanish POLST Form for Hawaii*** • English page

Spanish Consumer Guide to POLST • English page

In Depth Resources

Spanish Questions about CPR • English page

Spanish 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. 

As more Spanish 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 Spanish version of the Starter Kit is available on their website. (Please click the Spanish 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.

  • All of our Multilingual Resources including Advance Directives or POLST are available on the Kōkua Mau website at:
  • 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