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POLST and COVID-19: Advocating for Frail Elders in Challenging Times
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Category: Educational Events

POLST and COVID-19: Advocating for Frail Elders in Challenging Times  

Please join us for this free webinar! After participating in this event, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the odds a frail elder will survive COVID-19
  • Assure preexisting POLST orders match a frail elder’s current treatment wishes
  • Identify ways to overcome logistical challenges when POLST needs to be completed virtually

About the presenter:

Photo of Dr. Tolle

Susan Tolle, MD, is a graduate of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). After graduating AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) for OHSU, she completed her internal medicine residency at UC San Diego where she was also Chief Resident. She later completed a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Tolle founded and has directed the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Ethics in Health Care since 1989 and has shepherded its growth into a now internationally recognized ethics center with programs such as the Portable Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) program and more recently the Program in Compassionate Communication.

She is a Professor of Medicine and holds the Cornelia Hayes Stevens Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics. Her awards include the 2014 MacLean Prize in Clinical Medical Ethics and the OHSU 2016 Esther Pohl Lovejoy Leadership Alumni Award. Dr. Tolle also serves as the Chair of the Oregon POLST Coalition.

You can download a list of videos (PDF) produced by OHSU's Center for Ethics in Health Care in response to COVID-19, including important POLST information. Please also visit the Oregon POLST YouTube channel (COVID-19 playlist) for additional videos.

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