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Legal briefing: POLST: physician orders for life-sustaining treatment.

  title={Legal briefing: POLST: physician orders for life-sustaining treatment.},
  author={T. Pope and Melinda K. Hexum},
  journal={The Journal of clinical ethics},
  volume={23 4},
  • T. Pope, Melinda K. Hexum
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, Engineering
  • The Journal of clinical ethics
  • This issue's "Legal Briefing" column covers recent legal developments involving POLST (physician orders for life-sustaining treatment.) POLST has been the subject of recent articles in JCE. It has been the subject of major policy reports and a recent New York Times editorial. And POLST has been the subject of significant legislative, regulatory, and policy attention over the past several months. These developments and a survey of the current landscape are usefully grouped into the following 14… CONTINUE READING

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