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POLST: Doing It Better

 
 

Designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end-of-life, the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm is based on effective communication of patient wishes, documentation of medical orders on a brightly colored form and promise by a health care professional to honor these wishes.

Click here to learn about the history of POLST. 

 
Pictured left to right:  Margaret Carley, JD, Patrick Dunn, MD, Susan Tolle, MD, Terri Schmidt, MD

Pictured left to right:  Margaret Carley, JD, Patrick Dunn, MD, Susan Tolle, MD, Terri Schmidt, MD