"Advance care planning and the POLST program- developed in Oregon in an effort to ensure that patients' preferences were honored in a range of settings, including care by emergency medical services personnel- provide structured processes to help professionals and decision makers establish goals, document preferences, and create care plans."

S.M. Wolf, N. Berlinger, and B. Jennings, "Forty Years of Work on End-of-Life Care- From Patients' Rights to Systemic Reform"

 

This video is an educational tool for health care professionals describing POLST, who the intended audience is, best practices, and a review of some common misconceptions.