POLST: Practical Aspects

Wayne McCormick, MD, MPH

Professor and Director
Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify differences in advance directives and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of POLST.
  • Use POLST in routine clinical care.

[From the Spring 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]