01/05/11 Portland, Ore.
The Wall Street Journal recently interviewed Susan Tolle, MD, Cornelia Hayes Stevens Chair, Professor, Department of Medicine, and Director, OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care. The article focused on Oregon’s POLST registry system, which assists the seriously ill in making their wishes known about end-of-life care. Dr. Tolle said, "We recommend that POLST be offered to people when their physician would not be surprised if they died in the next year." The entire article is available at the online edition of the WSJ.