- Q What is a Physician Order for Life-Sustaining (POLST) form?
Dr. Katrina Bramstedt, Health EducationPOLST is an abbreviation for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. This is a physician’s order form that is inserted into a patient's medical record/chart stating the plan of care for the patient at the end of life (e.g., CPR... Full Answer
- Q What is an advance directive?
Dr. Katrina Bramstedt, Health EducationAn advance directive is also called a living will and it pertains to health care only (not financial matters such as real estate, checking accounts, stocks, etc.) In the document, an adult formally announces, in writing, his/her values about health... Full Answer