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Nurse Practitioners fill gap by providing timely help in recording end-of-life treatment wishes

Nurse Practitioners fill gap by providing timely help in recording end-of-life treatment wishes

OHSU study published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine found that in Oregon, nurse practitioners completed nearly 25,000, or 11 percent, of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms, in the past six years. Three of 19 states with established POLST programs don’t permit nurse practitioners to execute forms, making access inconsistent
Source: NHPCO

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