Saint Barnabas Medical Center Services
The Balance Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
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Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Information
The National POLST Paradigm is an approach to end-of-life planning based
on conversations between patients, loved ones, and health care professionals
designed to ensure that seriously ill or frail patients can choose the
treatments they want or do not want and that their wishes are documented
There are many things in life that are out of our hands. A Five Wishes
document, gives a person a way to control something very important –
how they are treated if they become seriously ill. It is an easy-to-complete
form that lets one say exactly what they want. It is the first living
will that talks about the personal, emotional and spiritual needs along
with a person's medical wishes.
To request a copy, please call The Center for Geriatric Health and Disease
Management at 973-322-7636.