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End of Life Options: New Developments

This past week we saw a few developments involving end of life options, one a local story and the other a national story out of California.  Our job is to keep you informed of issues impacting us as we age so we can be prepared, take action, and experience the quality of life we desire. A Local End of Life Story “After enduring great physical pain for several years, Jean lost the strength to keep on living … And, Joe, watching his beloved Jean suffer, was unable to imagine life without her; so they both chose to end...

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

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POLST in Florida-A Legislative Update

What Is POLST? An article in the Gainesville Sun presents the legislative efforts in Florida to create a bill that would bring POLST to the state.  POLST is physician orders for life-sustaining treatment.  Read the article here  http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150405/WIRE/150409774/1034/news02?Title=End-of-life-debate-hinders-8216-Right-to-Try- The POLST is a tool for translating patients’ goals into medical orders in a highly visible, portable way, which enables patients to choose from a full range of care options,...

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015

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