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Tag Archives: POLST
Information about end-of-life wishes is often hard to find in an emergency
Over the last decade, the use of electronic health records — digital versions of the traditional medical chart — has become widespread in the United States. Incentivized by the passage in 2009 of the Health Information Technology for Economic and … Continue reading
It's important to understand the difference between an Advance Directive and a Living Will
Our Tip of the Week: Today, more and more people understand the importance of documenting their wishes about how they want to be cared for as they approach the end of their lives. Yet, thanks in large part to the confusing … Continue reading
How Can A Health Advocate Help You Plan End-of-Life Care? An Interview with Ruth Linden, Ph.D., Part Two
A health advocate provides tips on end-of-life planning
In part two of this two-part interview, health advocate Ruth Linden, Ph.D. talks to SevenPonds about how patients can plan for the end of life. Dr. Linden works as the president of Tree of Life Health Advocates from her office … Continue reading
POLST puts end-of-life healthcare directive decisions back in the patient's hands.
We’ve often visited on this blog the importance of Advanced Care Directives to ensure that patients are fully educated and empowered to make end-of-life healthcare decisions. Throughout the years, as the implications of orders like “Do Not Resuscitate” have confused … Continue reading