POLST Education Videos

National POLST videos

POLST: Doing it Better (2015)

An educational tool for health care professionals that describes POLST, clarifies to which individuals POLST should be offered, emphasizes best practices for POLST, and corrects some common misconceptions. Susan Tolle, MD, Chair, Oregon POLST Task Force, oversaw the creation of this video.

Overviews

Indiana POST: An Overview of Important Treatment Decisions (2018)

Designed for people with advanced illness or frailty and their family members. Provides an overview of important treatment decisions in order to prepare people for POST discussions with their medical provider. (12 min.)

What is LaPOST? (2017)

An overview of Louisiana’s LaPOST program presented by Susan Nelson, MD.

New York MOLST: Honoring Patient Preferences (2012)

Highlights the need for MOLST, what MOLST offers compared with Advance Directives, and the structure and effect of the MOLST program. It also shares research on POLST Programs that is is useful for health care professionals.

Oregon Understanding POLST (Spanish) (2014)

A clear, detailed overview of the Oregon POLST Program and Form using language that individuals without a health care background can understand. The video explains the purpose of POLST and then describes each section of the Oregon POLST Form.

TPOPP: An Overview (2013)

An overview of the Kansas-Missouri Transportable Physician Orders for Patient Preferences (TPOPP) Program. It describes the development, implementation, and importance of the program.

Pennsylvania POLST in Action (2013)

Overview of the Pennsylvania POLST Program, detailing the Pennsylvania POLST Form, for whom Pennsylvania POLST is intended, how a POLST conversation would take place, and various considerations.

Dr. Susan Tolle Explains the Oregon POLST Program (2011)

Dr. Susan Tolle, Director of the Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health & Science University, provides an overview of the Oregon POLST Program and discusses who can benefit from the POLST Program.

New York eMOLST Overview (2012)

Discusses New York’s electronic MOLST Form, which helps ensure that patient wishes are honored even when the paper copy of the MOLST Form is not available.

Introduction to California POLST Video Series (2011)

A broad overview of California’s POLST Program. Describes other videos in the California POLST Video series.

Maine POLST in Action (2012)

An overview of the Maine POLST Program, its importance to patients and families, and the sections of the Maine POLST Form.

Having the Conversation

NY MOLST Protocol Step 6-7 (2013)

Demonstrates a POLST conversation with the family of a patient nearing death. Focuses on steps 6 and 7 of the MOLST protocol, which are the use of the MOLST Form to guide a conversation, and the completion and signing of a MOLST Form. Useful for health care professionals thinking about how to have POLST conversations with patients and for consumers interested in the advance care planning process.

POLST and Pediatrics

Pediatrics and POLST: Let’s Talk POLST (2012)

Dr. Gina Mohr makes a case for a team-based approach to POLST, stating its strengths as an approach to patient- and family-centric care. From the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.
View full size via Vimeo website (4 min.).

Pediatrics and POLST: POLST Why & When? (2012)

Dr. Gina Mohr emphasizes the central importance of conversation to POLST for children with chronic conditions or life-threatening illness. From the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.
View full size via Vimeo website (2 min.).

POLST: A Mother’s Perspective (2012)

A mother speaks frankly about the loss of her newborn child and what could have made her experience with POLST be more positive during such a sensitive time. From the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California.
View full size via Vimeo website (7 min.).

POLST and Advance Care Planning

Pat Bomba MD on Advance Care Planning and MOLST (2013)

Pat Bomba, MD, talks with Greg Olson of the New York State Office for the Aging. Dr. Bomba provides a detailed overview of advance care planning and the importance of planning at all ages. She also talks about New York’s MOLST program and discusses the differences between MOLST and other tools. The video is from the NY State Office for the Aging.

New York MOLST: Honoring Patient Preferences (2012)

Highlights the need for MOLST, what MOLST offers compared with advance directives, and the structure and effect of the MOLST Program. Also shares research on POLST Programs that is is useful for health care professionals.

Other

Health Care Experts Talk About California (2011)

Various health care professionals provide their perspective on California’s POLST program and its importance for achieving positive patient outcomes. (4 min.)

New York MOLST Video: Writing Your Final Chapter (2015)

Highlights five stories that describe how New York’s MOLST program ensures that patients’ wishes are honored at the end of life. Additionally provides an overview of how MOLST works from the perspective of patients and health care professionals. Watch full size on YouTube.