For Professionals:

National POLST provides an overview of the “Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm/form that has become the national standard for out-of-hospital limitation of emergency treatment orders. State-by-state information and links are provided.

Website for the National Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

The Chicago End-of-Life Care Coalition (CECC), a multidisciplinary group of healthcare providers and interested residents from throughout the Chicago area who share a conviction that people should expect excellent care at the end of life, and that healthcare institutions should be able to meet that expectation. Website includes resource links, descriptions of member projects, meeting calendar and access to the networking and informational listserv (“POLST” link at bottom of home page).

Section on the public area of the Respecting Choices website which includes a collection of publications the RC staff have gathered over the years and compiled into an easy-to-use reference which is regularly updated.