Pearls of POLST

The Pearls of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST): Translating Patient Decisions into Treatment OrdersSince the Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm began in 1991, POLST has become utilized throughout the United States. POLST includes the national POLST Paradigm as well as state and regional programs and their specific POLST orders. Yet …

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National Healthcare Decisions Day Toolkit (ND)

Join the movement. We invite you to use our toolkit to encourage communities, networks, businesses, families, and friends to spread the word and complete a health care directive because…it always seems too early before it’s too late. Before I Die Toolkit For more information, visit the National Healthcare Decisions Day page.

Video Presentations

The following videos were recorded at the Honoring Choices North Dakota meeting held in Fargo, North Dakota on September 22, 2016. Vision, Goal and Objectives Legal Issues with Advanced Care Planning – Johnson Drenth Palliation model in Post-Acute Long Term Care – Seleen Capacity, Competency and Undue Influence – Swenson

Honoring Choices Position Statement

Honoring Choices North Dakota is a collaborative group of statewide community partners who have a shared vision of creating a culture across North Dakota where continuous (on-going) advance care planning is the standard of care and every individual’s informed preferences for care are documented and upheld. Honoring Choices North Dakota Position Statement (PDF)

Making Preparations in Case Life Changes

The purpose of this presentation is to increase knowledge about the importance of having discussions about values, preferences and goals to improve quality of life while journeying through serious health conditions. Making Preparations in Case Life Changes Unexpectedly (PDF) Making Preparations in Case Life Changes Unexpectedly (PowerPoint)

Advance Care Planning Overview

Having an Advance Care Plan for health care is important. Like all planning it involves thinking ahead. Advance care planning involves thinking about what you would do if you became so ill that you could no longer communicate with your loved ones or health care providers. You may be in good health right now, or …

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