Deciding What's Next and Trying to Remember bookcover

A legal handbook for Hawaiʻi’s older persons, families and caregivers

As part of its commitment to serving elders, the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, offers the popular Nite of the Living Will in the school’s Moot Courtroom on Halloween, October 31, 3 p.m. The event will focus on end of life medical treatment, decision-making and advance care planning. The Nite of the Living Will is particularly aimed at kupuna, family caregivers and service providers.

“This will help you communicate your wishes for end of life care,” said Professor James Pietsch, director of the UH Elder Law Program (UHELP).

Topics covered during the Nite of the Living Will:

  • Informed consent/informed refusal
  • Surrogate decision-making
  • Advance directives, including individual instructions for healthcare and durable powers of attorney for healthcare, plus comfort care only
  • DNR bracelets/necklaces
  • provider orders for life-sustaining treatment

Also available that afternoon is a publication produced by UHELP, Deciding What’s Next and Trying to Remember, a legal handbook for Hawaiʻi’s older persons, families and caregivers. The handbook was published as a partnership between UHELP and the City and County of Honolulu Elderly Affairs Division with funding from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Deciding What’s Next and Trying to Remember was written and compiled by Pietsch and UHELP Administrative Director Lenora Lee. The handbooks are also available at the UH law school administration front desk at 2515 Dole St.

Faculty and students are welcome to Nite of the Living Will. Parking is available for $5 in the quarry parking structure.

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