Reminder: Palliative Pupus Wed. 3/18

 Aloha Kokua Mau,

We hope to see you at Palliative Pupus this week.  Registration for the POLST Training on March 28 is open and we hope you will attend and bring your colleagues. 

Because of the Prince Kuhio Day holiday on March 26, the March Kokua Mau meeting will be cancelled.  We'll see you in April. 

Wed. 3/18 Palliative Pupus

Please join us for another dynamic, inter-disciplinary, case-based
Palliative Pupus discussion from the cutting edge of hospice and palliative care. 

These interesting palliative clinical case discussions are open to all.

Wed. March 18
5:15 to 7:00 PM
The Queens Conference Center (QCC) Room 200
510 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

There is validated parking for the first 15 people who request it from Jeannette Koijane. Or you can park for free in the municipal lot (see link below) after 4 PM. Or feed the meter machine e.g. across the street at the DOH (which now has a two hour maximum enforced 24 hours, according to the new sign).
Register now: Sat. 3/28 POLST Training

Kōkua Mau, invites you to a 4 hour training for all professionals.

Sat. March 28, 2015
(Registration and lunch beginning at 11:30am)
15 Craigside, Honolulu
  • Register online here 
  • Last day to register is Monday, March 23
The purpose of this workshop is to improve the effectiveness of the POLST discussions, especially for providers who can complete and sign the POLST form - Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physicians.

This workshop:
  • Reviews the POLST orders
  • Trains you in initiating POLST and Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations
  • Utilizes tools such as the ACP decision video and role-playing
Our faculty are experts from our Hawaii community, all with direct experience of discussing and completing POLST (Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment).
  • Agenda, Faculty biographies and learning objectives are on our website  
  • Download and post the flyer for the POLST training

Full details and  registration materials on our website. 


Please help us reach your colleagues (they may not get our Kokua Mau newsletter). Please post our flyer and share this email with professionals that can benefit from our POLST training.

3/26 Kokua Mau Monthly Meeting - Cancelled

The March meeting is cancelled because of the Prince Kuhio Day holiday.

The next Kōkua Mau Monthly Meeting will be
Thursday April 30,  back at St. Francis
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Conference Room 224
Weinberg Building
St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawai'i
2226 Liliha Street in Honolulu

Join us for other local updates and please let Jeannette know if you have items for the agenda. 

Parking is validated and click here for a map and further details.  There will be real coffee and refreshments as well.


Updated Hawaii Advance Directive

A big Thank You! to the active team that made the Updated Hawaii Advance Directive possible.

After 10 years we have updated and revised the Advance Directive to make it more user friendly and accommodate the wishes of patients and their loved ones in more detail. Please use these free Advance Directives with clients, family and friends as a way to document your conversations about wishes for end-of-life care and appoint your health care power of attorney. 

Now a 3-page document, you can find the PDF file of the Advance Directive on our dedicated web page. All "old" two page Advance Directives are still valid, although we recommend you use only the new form and may consider updating an "older" form with the more detailed options available now.

Next steps will be translating this new Advance Directive into 10 languages so we can help to expand access to those who are more comfortable in another language.  If you have foreign language skills and would like to help, please let Jeannette know. 

Best wishes,

Jeannette Koijane
Executive Director
Quick Links
Featured Article
Join Kokua Mau button
Join Kōkua Mau as a members now for 2015!

Membership is the backbone of Kōkua Mau's budget and helps us to be a financially sustainable organization. Just follow the steps outlined on our website.
Our Members

Visit Our Members
Join Our Mailing List