Video Library for Patients, Families & Surrogates

The purpose of our POLST-related videos is to:

  • Explain what POLST by using non-medical language

  • Empower patients and their surrogates

  • Help to ensure appropriate POLST use

Watch a video by clicking on an image below.

Older man sitting in wheelchair with wife standing along side him in a park.
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POLST: When is the Right Time?

This 3-minute video shows when it might be the right time to create a POLST. It shows us changes in Betty’s health. First she has an advance directive, when she is healthy. But later when she becomes seriously ill, she completes a POLST with her doctor.

 

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Understanding POLST

This is an easy to follow 4-minute video to learn about the POLST form. It explains the medical orders in the POLST form without using medical words or phrases.

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POLST and Coronavirus: If you get sick, will your orders match your wishes?

This 5-minute video assists those who already have a POLST form in reviewing the form to ensure that the orders match their wishes for care and treatment, if they get sick during the coronavirus pandemic.

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When Advance Directives Are Not Enough

This video tells the story of Max and his family. The Advance Directive that Max completed did not ensure that his wishes were honored at a time of a medical crisis. This video shows the importance of POLST in these situations.

 

 

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Cómo Comprender el POLST

This is a Spanish version of “Understanding POLST” filmed with a local Latino family.

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POLST: I Expect You to Find It

As a patient with a POLST, Betty Lou shares how her POLST gives her peace of mind.

 

 

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The Oregon POLST Program does not accept gifts from health care industry sources.

Your gift protects your independent voice.

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Video Library for Patients, Families & Surrogates

The purpose of our POLST-related videos is to:

  • Explain what POLST is using non-medical language

  • Empower patients and their surrogates

  • Help to ensure appropriate POLST use

Watch a video by clicking on an image below.

Older man sitting in wheelchair with wife standing along side him in a park.

Understanding POLST

This is an easy to follow 4-minute video to learn about the POLST form. It explains the medical orders in the POLST form without using medical words or phrases.

POLST: When is the Right Time?

This 3-minute video shows when it might be the right time to create a POLST. It shows us changes in Betty’s health. First she has an advance directive, when she is healthy. But later when she becomes seriously ill, she completes a POLST with her doctor. 

When Advance Directives Are Not Enough

This video tells the story of Max and his family. The Advance Directive that Max completed did not ensure that his wishes were honored at a time of a medical crisis. This video shows the importance of POLST in these situations. 

POLST and Coronavirus: If you get sick, will your orders match your wishes?

This 5-minute video assists those who already have a POLST form in reviewing the form to ensure that the orders match their wishes for care and treatment, if they get sick during the coronavirus pandemic.

POLST: I Expect You to Find It

As a patient with a POLST, Betty Lou shares how her POLST gives her peace of mind. 

Cómo Comprender el POLST

This is a Spanish version of “Understanding POLST” filmed with a local Latino family.

Give to Oregon POLST

The Oregon POLST Program does not accept gifts from health care industry sources.

Your gift protects your independent voice.

Contact Us