On February 10, 2017, two National POLST Paradigm policies were formally approved: (1) the National POLST Paradigm Fundamental Policy Principles and (2) the National POLST Paradigm Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy.
Fundamental Policy Principles
This document outlines what the National POLST Paradigm seeks to accomplish, and presents the principles which are most fundamental to the paradigm.
These essential principles are an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to understand POLST at a deeper level.
Conflict of Interest Policy
The National POLST Paradigm Office needed a new COI policy because of its recent departure from its previous administrative home, the Center for Ethics in Health Care at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), at which policies of the Center for Ethics had been applicable to the National POLST Paradigm Office. Once the National POLST Paradigm Office became independent from the Center, it needed to establish its own COI policy.