POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a form that states what kind of medical treatment patients want toward the end of their lives. Printed on bright pink paper, and signed by both a doctor and patient, POLST helps give seriously ill patients more control over their end-of-life care.

Other Resources / Downloads

  • Factsheet: Race & Ethnicity and Death & Dying in California
  • Factsheet: Intensity of Care and High Costs at End of Life and Impacts of Advance Care Planning, Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Factsheet: The Final Chapter: Californians’ Attitudes & Experiences with Death & Dying
  • PowerPoint: Research Update – key facts from recent research on palliative care, Alzheimer’s Disease, and more.
  • Report: Final Chapter: Californians’ Attitudes & Experiences with Death & Dying,February 2012. The California HealthCare Foundation in collaboration with the Coalition for Compassionate Care.