Critically ill's wishes should be doctor's orders

August 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2010, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p92
The article reports on the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program coordinated by the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law at the Florida State University College of Medicine. It mentions that the program aims to improve communication and produce a clear set of medical orders for a dying patient's care. It notes that a legal strategy for POLST to become an accepted document in Florida is being developed.


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