Designed to improve the quality of care people receive at the end-of-life, the Oregon Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program 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.
Upcoming Presentations for Health Care Professionals
Thursday, April 19 | Kinsman Bioethics Conference | Location: Ashland, Oregon 2:45pm | POLST in the Face of Uncertain Times
Monday, April 30 | Webinar 10:00am | Sharing Recent Oregon POLST Developments
Thursday, May 17 | Forum on Aging in Rural Oregon | Location: Pendleton, Oregon 10:30am | POLST: What’s New and What Can We Do Better? 1:00pm | Geriatric Traumas, Trauma Transfers & the Role of the POLST System in Trauma
Friday, June 8 | Statewide Palliative Care Conference | Location: Redmond, Oregon 2:20pm | POLST in Changing Times: New Developments and Challenges for Us All
POLST Video in Spanish Now Available: Quitarles a sus seres queridos un peso de encima con el formulario POLST
"Taking a burden off your loved ones with the POLST Form" is an educational tool for Spanish speaking patients. After being diagnosed with cancer, Gladys shares her experience with using the Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) to choose some treatments and refuse others.