End-of-Life Care: From Living Wills to POLST to MOELI

Richard Stuart, DSW, ABPP

Clinical Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine
University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Explain the legal, ethical, and medical aspects of Advance Care Directives
  • Recognize when living wills and POST/MOELI forms are appropriate.
  • Have skill in discussing end-of-life options and planning documents with patients.

[From the Spring 2016 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]