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Betty Lou

Honoring POLST and Respecting Wishes

“I think it’s very important to be able to find the POLST form,” says Betty Lou. “After all, what good is it if you can’t
find it. That must be in place for the whole system to work.”

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“It’s so very important to have a POLST form from available because it not only gives you peace of mind but also the
family peace of mind so we know exactly what the patient wants…what I want,” Hutchens says. “It was very
wonderful when I went through this with my husband to be able to have that all in place. We didn’t have a thing to
worry about. The doctors didn’t because it was all written out and they could find it.”