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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336349/decisional-capacity-for-advanced-care-directives-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-cognitive-concerns
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Muneer Abu Snineh, Richard Camicioli, Janis M Miyasaki
INTRODUCTION: Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Therapies (POLST) or Goals of Care (GOC) are legal documents to guide intensity of interventions (ICU, resuscitation, hospitalization or comfort care) completed by healthcare professionals following counseling of patients or their designated medical decision makers. Capacity (understanding, appreciation, reasoning and expressing a choice) to consent to POLST or GOC has not been determined among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. We sought to assess GOC PD decisional capacity for those with cognitive complaints but not dementia...
March 8, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9736102/a-prospective-study-of-the-efficacy-of-the-physician-order-form-for-life-sustaining-treatment
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
S W Tolle, V P Tilden, C A Nelson, P M Dunn
OBJECTIVES: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), a comprehensive, one-page order form, was developed to convey preferences for life-sustaining treatments during transfer from one care site to another. This study examined the extent to which the POLST form ensured that nursing home residents' wishes were honored for Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and requests for transfer only if comfort measures fail. DESIGN: The study used chart record data to follow prospectively a sample of nursing home residents with the POLST...
September 1998: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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