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Oregon’s End of Life Orders Document: POLST (2006)

POLST is being proposed in a number of states across the US. In North Carolina, the form has undergone pilot tests, and the North Carolina Medical Society is considering its adoption. The purpose of this letter is to: Review the history of POLST on a national level...

Use and Abuse of POLST Forms Expands (2015) / When “Doctor’s Orders” Mean Death (2014)

Use and Abuse of POLST Forms Expands “Physician’s Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment” (POLST) forms were designed as a tool for end-of-life planning. More simple in concept than an advance health care directive, durable power of attorney for health care, or living...