Items Tagged ‘Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment’

October 17, 2012

End-Of-Life Medical Care Initiative Prompts Worries About Abuse

By Kelley Luckstein

A statewide pilot program aimed at getting more people to document their wishes for end-of-life medical care is modeled in part on a successful La Crosse program that has been touted as a national example…Advocates consider the POLST, or Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, an important tool that gives chronically and terminally ill patients greater […]

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Tags: end-of-life care, Franciscan Healthcare, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, POLST, Stephen Pavela

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