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Medical Treatment Coversheet (first version that later became the POLST form, click on form to enlarge).

Medical Treatment Coversheet (first version that later became the POLST form, click on form to enlarge).


                                                                           1995 version showing the front and back of the Oregon POLST form (click on form to enlarge).   

                                                                           1995 version showing the front and back of the Oregon POLST form (click on form to enlarge).   




First face-to-face meeting of the National POLST Paradigm Task Force in New Orleans, 2007.  (Not pictured:  Sally Denton, Marlene Davis)

First face-to-face meeting of the National POLST Paradigm Task Force in New Orleans, 2007.  (Not pictured:  Sally Denton, Marlene Davis)

          Judy Black, MD

          Judy Black, MD

Margaret Carley, JD

Margaret Carley, JD



 
 

Dr. Terri Schmidt led EMS education and policy change.

Dr. Terri Schmidt led EMS education and policy change.






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

 
 

The POLST Paradigm effort was born with the conviction of helping to elicit, document and communicate patient preferences for life-sustaining treatment.  Over the ensuing years, the Oregon POLST Task Force and other state POLST Paradigm programs through the National POLST Paradigm Task Force have endeavored to meet this goal through culturally specific education, sound policy development and robust ongoing evaluation.  It is with this enduring spirit that Task Force members hope to continually improve POLST Paradigm Programs thereby improving the care of those served.

 

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