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New Jersey Moves Toward Electronic POLST System

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF New Jersey could soon become one of the first states to use a state-wide electronic health registry to store seriously ill patients’ medical orders. State Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett and officials from the New Jersey Hospital Association unveiled the new electronic Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) initiative this month at a local […]

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New Jersey Residents Aren’t Writing Down End Of Life Wishes

Limited awareness of advance care planning documents, palliative care; more widespread knowledge of hospice, study finds BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Although New Jersey residents say they are comfortable with growing older and talking about their mortality, most have not put their end of life care wishes in writing. More than 60 percent of New Jersey adults have no […]

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