POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)

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POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)

Description

POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a form that states what kind of medical treatment patients want toward the end of their lives. It is intended to help give seriously ill patients more control over their end-of-life care.

The POLST form and its related resources, including a brochure and videos, are available in multiple languages.

Developer:

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Funding Sources:

California Healthcare Foundation

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: September 2010
Last Updated: 08/31/11

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