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MOLST: A Cure for the Common Advance Directive


Thaddeus Mason Pope


Hamline University - School of Law

Monyeen Klopfenstein


affiliation not provided to SSRN

February 11, 2012

Delaware Nurses Association Reporter, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 6, 2010-2011

Abstract:     
As in most other parts of the United States, many Delaware patients do not get the end-of-life treatment that they want. New studies, including one supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research, confirm that the MOLST paradigm is an effective solution to this problem. MOLST (Medical Order for Life Sustaining Treatment) improves the quality of care that people receive at the end of life through assuring the effective communication of patient wishes. MOLST has already been adopted in more than twenty states, including Pennsylvania and New York; and legislation is now pending in New Jersey. Recently, a task force has been working on bringing MOLST to Delaware. This article describes the benefits and challenges of this implementation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: MOLST, Delaware, advance directive, PACD, CPR, Personalize Your Care Act, H.R. 5795

JEL Classification: K32

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Date posted: February 27, 2012  

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Pope, Thaddeus Mason and Klopfenstein, Monyeen, MOLST: A Cure for the Common Advance Directive (February 11, 2012). Delaware Nurses Association Reporter, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 6, 2010-2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2003519

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Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
651-523-2519 (Phone)
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HOME PAGE: www.thaddeuspope.com
Monyeen Klopfenstein
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