Creation of medical orders for life sustaining treatment: Health care reform
Learning Areas:Clinical medicine applied in public health
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related public policy
Describe how health care reform may affect the health of the elderly. Discuss the ways that the Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) program's preliminary findings offer useful lessons regarding the expansion of life sustaining treatment efforts. Identify how to link the public health and prevention approaches to clinical care in work with the elderly. Analyze innovative and evidence-based approaches that are currently being used for work with elderly people.
Keyword(s): Elderly, Health Care Reform
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a special assistant to the Commissioner of Public Health in Massachusetts. In this role I am involved in overseeing a variety of key priority projects for the state.One of the most significant has been promoting the use of a standardized Medical Order for Life Sustaining Treatment or MOLST form. I have also worked for decades as a public health nurse in multiple settings.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.