Patient, Family & Surrogate Stories
The purpose of our POLST-related stories is to:
Share some personal POLST experiences of Oregonians
Show the different times when a POLST can help
Support educational efforts to improve POLST use
Learn more about POLST from a patient’s story by clicking on an image below.
Family Members Should Not Be Required to Sign a POLST for Their Loved One
Changing Your Wishes as Your Situation Changes
Protecting the Goal of Fighting to the End
POLST: Saying 'No' When You are Too Healthy to Have One
Taking Charge of Your Health Decisions
Standing Firm as a Surrogate for an Intellectually Disabled Person
When Advance Directives are Not Enough
Giving Voice to Your Trusted Partner
Choosing Full Treatment when You Hope for More Time
Taking a Burden Off Your Loved Ones with a POLST
Offering Peace of Mind
A Loving Mother Ensures a Comfortable Death for Her Dying Son
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