POLST: Doing It Right! Training Course

April 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 2:45 pm
Jewish Healthcare Foundation
650 Smithfield St
26th Floor
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Judith S. Black, MD, MHA
Jewish Health Foundation Physician Advisor, National POLST Paradigm Task Force Member,
Clinical Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Marian Kemp, RN, BSBA
POLST Coordinator, Coalition for Quality at the End of Life

Libby Moore, LSW, DHCE
Vice President of Patient Care, River Communities Fiduciary Services

Frank A. Petrich, Esq., CFP®, CELA
Elder Law Offices of Frank A. Petrich,
Of Counsel, Gray Elder Law


Course Description
The major focus is to advance participants’ understanding of advance care planning and the role of POLST and the development of skills to facilitate goals of care discussion for individuals with advanced illness, serious health conditions, medical frailty or those of advanced age and wishing to define their preferences for care.

Course Goals
Participants will
• Be able to define the role of Advance Directives and POLST in Advance Care Planning;
• Have sufficient knowledge of tools and resources to serve as a POLST resource within their institutions and communities;
• Have a high level of understanding of the importance of the POLST conversation;
• Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a POLST discussion and appropriately complete a POLST form.


To register on or before April 4, 2018:
Send email to Ben Johnson at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Note: Space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis.
For further information, send email request to Marian Kemp at PAPOLST@verizon.net


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