Date of Award

5-2013

Document Type

Capstone

Department

Public Health

First Advisor

Professor Elise Bolda

Keywords

Muskie School of Public Service

Abstract

POLST, Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment originted in Oregon in the 1990's and is a vehicle for recording patient health care choices near the end of life as actionable physician orders so choices are honored with greater clarity and frequency at the point of care. This capstone is about educating and encouraging clinicians and the public to engage in conversations surrounding POLST.

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