Examining POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) (print copy)


Examining POLST

A full-color print booklet of CBHD's Winter 2015 Special Report:  Examining POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) edited by Michael J. Sleasman and Michael Cox.  

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Examining POLST: A Special Report of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
Dignitas vol. 22, no. 4 Supplement (Winter 2015)
Edited by Michael J. Sleasman and Michael Cox


  • “Introduction” – Michael J. Sleasman and Michael Cox – S1


  • “Back to the Future? POLST and End-of-Life Law” – Edward R. Grant – S3-9
  • “Physical Death Is Certain and Permanent: A Review of the POLST Paradigm” – Lisa Anderson-Shaw – S10-15

Invited Commentaries

  • “The POLST Paradigm: Assessing Its Utility and Ethos” – Christian Brugger – S16-17
  • “Bright Pink Forms Are Not Enough” – Mary Harned – S18
  • “To POLST or Not to POLST” – Robert D. Orr – S19-20
  • “POLST and Patient-Centered Care: A Commentary on Grant and Anderson- Shaw” – Carol L. Powers and Patrick T. Smith – S21-23

Appendix – Sample POLST Form – S24


As an alternative, you can download and read the special report online here.


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