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Category Archives: POLST

POLST UPDATE – Legislation announced April 18

Plans for POLST legislation were announced on April 18, 2017.    The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) has prepared “How POLST Helps Physicians, Patients with End-Of-Life Care Decision,” and can be viewed by clicking on the link below: https://www.pamedsoc.org/advocate/topics/general/POLSTPressConference   To watch … Continue reading

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National POLST Paradigm Toolkit Webinar Series

The National POLST Paradigm is hosting a webinar series to present a new POLST toolkit we’ve been developing, Using the POLST Paradigm to Honor Patient Wishes Across the Care Continuum. This toolkit is intended to give facilities a reference of what the … Continue reading

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Distinguishing POLST From Death with Dignity Statutes

Distinguishing POLST From Death with Dignity Statutes Approved by the National POLST Paradigm Task Force on September 18, 2015 Some may have questions about the critical distinction between the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) movement and Death with Dignity … Continue reading

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POLST: Doing It Better

A new POLST video, prepared for the use of health care professionals by the OHSU Center for Ethics for, it describes for whom a POLST is intended, mentions some best practices, and common misconceptions.

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Notes on POLST – July 2015

Pennsylvania POLST Activities Within many Pennsylvania communities, POLST activity is expanding.  Knowing that we can learn from each other, we are pleased to present in this Notes on POLST issue, the activities of two organizations that are actively engaged in … Continue reading

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