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.
All 6 documents in 10 languages are now on the Kokua Mau website
September 1, 2016:
Aloha United Way Campaign just started, which supports important organizations in our community. You can make contribution specifically to Kōkua Mau - by using our designation number 80410
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'.
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.
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.
Nov. 2015: Two new documents:
Consumer Internet Resources (active links in the PDF file)
Providers Internet Resources (active links in the PDF file)
POLST: Doing it Better - a free POLST Video (7 Min 22 sec) from the National POLST office.
The Hawaii Advance Health Care Directive has been updated.
The 16-page Kōkua Mau booklet "A Guide to Advance Care Planning: Making Life Decisions" has been re-printed and is available in large quantities.
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July 2015: Kōkua Mau hosted 'Clinical Advances in the Art and Science of Care', a virtual conference.
March 2015: POLST Training for professionals in Hawai‘i conducted by Kokua Mau.
Kōkua Mau's vision is a community where: the people of Hawai‘i are treated with dignity, compassion and love throughout their lives.
To make that vision a reality, Kōkua Mau's mission is: to weave a lei of caregiving and support so that the people of Hawai‘i facing serious illness can live in the place of their choice, with relief of pain and suffering and according to their values, beliefs and traditions.
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