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Just before the spooks and goblins appear for Halloween, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law will offer its popular annual “Nite of the Living Will” to discuss end-of-life care decisions. The program, offered free to the public each year, is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 1 p.m. in the UH Law Library.

Sponsored by the Elder Law Program (UHELP), the program titled “Deciding…What if” will explore medical treatment decision-making and advance care planning.

Topic covered

  • Informed consent/informed refusal
  • Individual instructions for healthcare
  • Durable powers of attorney for healthcare
  • Comfort care only (DNR bracelets/necklaces)
  • The new Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form

“If you still have an old ‘living will,’ or if you are unsure of how end-of-life decisions will be made for you, come and find out how to make an advance directive or provide other documents that will help ensure that your wishes regarding healthcare decisions are honored,” said Professor James Pietsch, director of UHELP.

Pietsch said the program is particularly helpful for family caregivers and service providers.

Additional event information

Call (808) 956-6544 to reserve a seat, or send an email to

Parking for $5 is available in the UH Mānoa parking structure.

Tea and refreshments will be provided.

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  1. Aloha, I would very much like to be kept posed on your Living Will program, if possible, from now on.
    As an emeritus professor of UHM History Dept., I am a permanent resident of Honolulu, Hawaii, even thought presently out of the state until Nov. 20, 2015. Mahalo, hu kang

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