Date of Award


Document Type



Public Health

First Advisor

Professor Elise Bolda


Muskie School of Public Service


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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