MOLST: A Cure for the Common Advance Directive

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

10 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2012  

Thaddeus Mason Pope

Mitchell Hamline School of Law; Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center; Saint Georges University; Alden March Bioethics Institute

Monyeen Klopfenstein

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 11, 2012

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.

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

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2003519

Thaddeus Mason Pope (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

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Queensland University of Technology - Australian Health Law Research Center ( email )

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Saint Georges University ( email )

West Indies
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Alden March Bioethics Institute ( email )

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MC 153
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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Monyeen Klopfenstein

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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