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March 30, 2015

CMA Premiers POLST Video

What is POLST?

POLST stands for Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. In some states it is called by a different name such as POST, MOLST, MOST, etc. Important questions and answers about POLST can be read by clicking here.

End-of-Life Information and Resources: Advance Directives

What to Do…
  1. Designate someone to make decisions when you can’t.

    When you can’t make decisions on your own, someone who knows you well and our Catholic values can speak with your doctor to understand the actual medical situation to make the best decisions, in the moment.

  2. Create a Protective Medical Decision Document that will enable your decision maker to speak on your behalf should the need arise.

  3. Decline forms that are signed medical orders, (like POLST).

    Medical orders that are signed by a provider or physician are like prescriptions. They don’t have to be reviewed if your condition changes for better or worse. They are simply carried out.

Recent CMA POLST Video

Click on the image below to watch a recent Catholic Medical Association video on POLST.

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More information about POLST can be reviewed by clicking this link.

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