Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
The Oregon POLST Coalition recently created Guidelines on POLST Use in Persons with Significant Disabilities.
By creating these Guidelines the Coalition strives to achieve two goals:
First, to promote broader access to high quality end of life care for persons with significant disabilities who are nearing the end of life.
Second, to raise awareness of the appropriate use of POLST and specifically to advise against the use of POLST in those with stable disabilities who do not have a serious illness that is in the advanced stages. You can learn more about the Oregon POLST Coalition by visiting their website: OregonPOLST.org.