Oregon POLST Program

Summer 2016

Oregon POLST Program News
Recent Publications
The Journal of the American Medical Association
Letter to the Editor by Susan Tolle, Woody Moss and Susan Hickman that summarizes the implications of POLST research.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
This study, lead by Woody Moss, demonstrates the association of POLST scope of treatment orders and location of death previously reported in Oregon are replicable in West Virginia, a state with different demographic characteristics and different approaches to electronic POLST registration.
National POLST Paradigm Recognizes California as a Mature POLST Paradigm Program

“Oregon has had a large influence on the California POLST Program. It started in New Orleans when Susan Tolle and Pat Dunn facilitated the breakout meeting for California. The fact that you’re on the same coast as us and could easily attend various speaking events over the years amplified that connection. As a result, our California POLST community identifies with you.”  Judy Thomas, CEO, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.
"POLST: Doing It Better" reaches 5,000+ views

The "POLST: Doing It Better" video was created less than a year ago and has 5,000+ views. This video highlights the intended audience for POLST use and it also reviews some common misconceptions about POLST. 

Here are the links to the other the Oregon POLST videos.

POLST Poster Available for Presentations

The three panel POLST poster can be an effective way to highlight POLST resources. Contact Valerie Jimenez at if you are interested in borrowing the poster for educational activities.  
Valerie M. Jimenez
Executive Director, Oregon POLST Program 
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Pk Rd
Mail Code: UHN-86 Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-4426
Fax: 503-494-1260


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