The National POLST Paradigm Initiative, 2nd Edition #178.

  title={The National POLST Paradigm Initiative, 2nd Edition #178.},
  author={Judy Citko and Alvin Howard Moss and Margaret Murphy Carley and Susan W. Tolle},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={14 2},
One barrier in the treatment of seriously ill and dying patients has been the inability to develop a system by which a patient’s preferences for life-sustaining treatment are both documented and honored across different care sites. Regional and statewide programs have tackled this problem with variable success. Originally started in Oregon in 1991, the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Program creates a coordinated system for eliciting, documenting, and communicating the… CONTINUE READING

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