The LaPOST document and model of care were created to effectively communicate the wishes of patients with serious, advanced illnesses to have or to limit medical treatment as they move from one health care setting to another. The document is a portable physician's order that outlines patients' end-of-life care wishes and treatment goals.

Patients have the right to make their own health care decisions, and as a healthcare professional, you can assist patients in developing end-of-life care plans. This guidance represents an important part of providing quality care at the end of life.

As administrators of the LaPOST initiative, we are here to assist you in understanding and implementing this important document. We offer a variety of resources, tools and training opportunities to aid you in leading patients and their families in meaningful conversations about advance care planning, end-of-life care and LaPOST.



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