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Designed to improve the quality of care people receive near the end-of-life, the Oregon POLST Program is based on effective communication of patient wishes, documentation of portable orders for life-sustaining treatments and promise by a health care professional to honor these wishes.

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Website Updates

Visit the Policies and Standards page under Professional Resources to stay up-to-date on approved Oregon POLST Coalition recommendations.


New POLST Video Now Available

"POLST: When is the Right Time?" This 3-minute video illustrates changes in Betty's life, showing completing an advance directive when healthy and a POLST when she becomes seriously ill. All POLST videos are available our Resource Library pages and on the Oregon POLST YouTube Channel.  


Program Update

The Oregon POLST Coalition has withdrawn from the National POLST Paradigm to reaffirm values avoiding conflicts of interest. Read the full statement here.

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