Advance Directives: The Pre-Hospital Medical Directive (DNR) and POLST
Caregiving requires planning for the present and the future. As we weigh quality of life with chronic or serious illness, there are options. In this presentation, Vicki Buchda, vice president of care improvement of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and Eileen Lawless will review the Pre-Hospital Medical Directive or DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) and the POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment). We will review the definition and function of these documents, as well as how to ensure these documents are honored.