Chapter 10 : Care of the Dying

Section 5. Case Study: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Karen Gardner

Case title: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Case Description: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a one page, two-sided document designed to help health care providers honor the end-of-life treatment desires of their patients

Describing Case:

http://www.ohsu.edu/ethics/intro.htm

http://www.awphd.org/EndOfLife/6.asp

http://www.mywhatever.com/cifwriter/content/19/abcd625.html

http://portlandor.about.com/library/weekly/aa101701a.htm

http://www2.opb.org/nwnews/comingtoterms/POLST.asp

Ethical Viewpoints:

http://www.ohsu.edu/ethics/firstdecade.pdf

http://www.ohsu.edu/ethics/intro.htm

http://wings.buffalo.edu/faculty/research/bioethics/index.htm

http://www.hiethics.org/

 

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