Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Judy Citko, JD
POLST coalitions -- Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment -- are developing across the country. A conference on that subject was held in Kansas City November 16 2012 and one of the guests was Judy Citko, Executive Director, of the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. In this edition of The Bioethics Channel with Lorell LaBoube Judy explains the progress of POLST and the promise of TPOPP.
Link: Care at the End of Life, Editorial, New York Times, November 24, 2012. Standard devices have been greatly improved in recent years by adding medical orders signed by a doctor — known as Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, or POLST — to ensure that a patient’s wishes are followed.