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Brian Clemency, D.O.

Senior living team can help clarify older adults’ end-of-life wishes

Physicians’ Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments, or POLST, forms often are seen as a way to honor the end-of-life preferences of frail elderly individuals when they no longer can speak for themselves. A new study, however, finds that these medical order forms often are incomplete or ambiguous, confusing healthcare professionals. Those in senior living can help, says one of the study’s authors.

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