2014 POLST: Key talking points for healthcare providers

By the POLST Physician Leadership Council The POLST Physician Leadership Council is a group of California physicians representing multiple specialties who collaborate on POLST education and tools for healthcare professionals, patients, their families and others. The new POLST form goes into effect on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Here is everything a healthcare provider needs to […]

POLST in 2014: What healthcare professionals need to know

The new California POLST goes into effect on October 1, 2014, and healthcare professionals must take note of key changes to the form. POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a physician order signed by both a doctor and patient that specifies the types of medical treatment a patient wishes to receive toward the end […]