POLST Newsletter

Click here to read our recent newsletter, which highlights the Oregon POLST Registry and the Health Affairs Blog post titled "Counting POLST Form Completion Can Hinder Quality." 

 
 

New 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. Click here to view the video. 

HONORING ALYCE ROBERTS CHEATHAM

In Memoriam

HONORING ALYCE ROBERTS CHEATHAM

December 9, 1920 - May 21, 2017

 
 

It is with great sadness that the Center for Ethics in Health Care acknowledges the death of Alyce Roberts Cheatham who died peacefully on Sunday May 21, 2017. Rest in Peace, Alyce Roberts Cheatham. You have done so much to benefit our community and humankind. Click here to view the full version. 

Study finds a majority of POLST forms are signed by Primary Care

The Oncology Specialist’s Role in POLST Form Completion

The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine reports that the majority of 6,145 patients dying of cancer with POLST forms in the Oregon POLST Registry had forms signed by Primary Care (53.7%), Oncologist signed 14.9% and Hospice and Palliative Medicine 15.3%. View the study at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049909117702873?journalCode=ajhb

Figure 1. Final Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms (n = 6145) by signer specialty  Lammers A, Zive DM, Tolle SW, Fromme EK. The Oncology Specialist’s Role in POLST Form Completion.  American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  First published online. doi:10.1177/1049909117702873

Figure 1. Final Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms (n = 6145) by signer specialty

Lammers A, Zive DM, Tolle SW, Fromme EK. The Oncology Specialist’s Role in POLST Form Completion. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. First published online. doi:10.1177/1049909117702873