Video Series: the NJ POLST Form
An Introduction to the New Jersey POLST Form
The Practitioners Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment or POLST form is written by a doctor or nurse and tells the medical team what to do for a patient who is seriously ill or approaching the end of life.
How to Prepare for Completing the NJ POLST Form with a Doctor
This video will help you prepare to complete a NJ POLST form with a health care provider. If you’re completing the NJ POLST form for someone else, check if there’s a living will or advance directive to guide decision making.
How the NJ POLST Form is Completed
This video describes each section on the NJ POLST form and gives directions on how it should be completed.
The Difference Between an Advance Directive and a NJ POLST Form
This video explains the difference between an advance directive (or living will) and a NJ POLST form. NJ POLST forms are not meant to replace advance directives and people may have both.
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