Elder’s Family Learning Initiative: POLST

On Sunday, January 13, at Rose Schnitzer Manor, Susan Tolle, M.D., Director of the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, and David Barnard, J.D., Ph.D., Miles J. Edwards Chair in Professionalism and Comfort Care, presented a film and conversation about POLST-Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment. More than 70 guests learned about the form and process to assure their or their loved one’s wishes regarding treatment would be respected.

The event was presented by Cedar Sinai Park in collaboration with Oregon Health and Science University, OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Sinai Family Home Services, and Jewish Family and Child Service.

Did you miss the presentation? Download Dr. Barnard’s presentation [ppt] or watch this video about POLST presented at the event: