Kōkua Mau is Hawaii’s Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, a community benefit, nonprofit organization. Kōkua Mau is comprised of individual and organizational champions and supporters from hospitals, education, consumers, insurance, long term care and hospices.
We hope that you will find useful Hawaii-focused information and resources on hospice . palliative care,end-of-life care. POLST and Advance Care Planning for yourself, your loved ones and those you care for. All Kōkua Mau materials in one place are in the Tool Kit .
August 1, 2016: Let’s Talk Story Program
Kōkua Mau wants to get our community talking about wishes for care at the end of life. Our new Let s Talk Story Program – more – will go out to community organizations, churches and temples with our free, 2-hour interactive sessions facilitated by Kōkua Mau s trained experts. Option 2 is a free screening of ‘Being Mortal’.
July 2016: Visit our new facebook page
June 15, 2016: Multilingual Key Resources
Translations of key Kōkua Mau Advance Care Planning materials are now available here on our website and free for you to download.
The multilingual resources are intended as tools to help members of our community with limited English proficiency. As is common with such complicated issues, these documents do not replace a one-on-one conversation, sometimes with the help of an interpreter, to walk people through the decisions they have to make for themselves or their loved ones.
All multilingual resources PDF files can be found by clicking on the languages menu button in the top right corner. Two ways to access the multilingual PDF files:
- By Language : Click on the language link for all resources available in that language. We will add selected materials in the language (such as the Conversation Starter Kit) when we become aware of it.
- By Document : Just click on the multilingual link for e.g. POLST and you find all the languages available for POLST on one webpage.
We want to thank all the volunteers who have dedicated countless hours reviewing documents and giving us feedback. It has been a herculean task but our community project is finally a reality thanks to all of you that helped us with your expertise.
May 26, 2016 Op-ed Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Island Voices :
Palliative and hospice care a critical need at end-of-life stage
by Daniel Fischberg, Jeannette Koijane and Rae Seitz.
Kōkua Mau s Op-ed from May 26, 2016 on Page A11. PDF or link to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (access for subscribers only).
Nov. 2015: Two new documents:
POLST: Doing it Better – a free POLST Video (7 Min 22 sec) from the National POLST office.