'Nite' of the Living Will
October 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Law School Classroom 1 located at 2515 Dole Street
On Tuesday October 29, during the week of Halloween, The UH Law School Elder Law Program (UHELP) will again offer the popular “Nite of the Living Will.”
This free program is open to the public in Classroom 1 at the Law School. Registration and refreshments will start at 3:00 pm and the program will run from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm The focus of the program will be on end-of-life medical treatment decisions and advance care planning.
Older persons, their families and service providers along with health care professionals may particularly be interested, although the entire community should benefit from the information provided. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome. Law School students, as well as Doctorate of Nurse Practice and Social Work students and Fellows from the Department of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care will be attending as part of their study of these complex issues.
The discussion will include informed consent/informed refusal, surrogate decision-making, advance directives, including individual instructions for health care, and durable powers of attorney for health care, plus Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).
Again this year, there will be an overview of the Hawai`i's Our Care, Our Choice law, enacted by the 2018 Legislature, which became effective in January 2019. The Act allows qualified patients in Hawai`i with a medically confirmed terminal illness, who are predicted to have less than six months to live, and who possess decision-making capacity, to determine their own medical care at the end of their lives. This law allows a qualified patient to request and obtain a prescription to end the qualified patient's life.
Refreshments will be served, and participants are welcome to wear Halloween costumes.
The Law School is located at 2515 Dole Street and parking is available for $5 in lot 20 in the quarry parking structure
Law--UHELP, Mānoa Campus
Lenora Lee, (808) 956-6544, email@example.com, http://www.hawaii.edu/uhelp