JFCS continues to gather important resources for dealing with the impact of COVID-19. We are sharing the below information for an outside resource:
Daily 30-minute Webinar available at 1 PM EST Monday-Friday (through April 24)
“Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Decision Making: POLST and Other Important Considerations for High-Risk People” Hosted by Dr. David Barile, Palliative and Geriatric Physician, Founder & Chief Medical Officer Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey
The purpose of the webinar is to help educate people and address their questions regarding POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) and advance directives for the populations at high-risk for complications of COVID-19 (e.g., nursing home residents, frail elders, people with compromised immune systems and underlying medical concerns) and their surrogate decision makers or healthcare proxies. Dr. David Barile will explain what a POLST is, why it is an important document, how to complete the form, and under what circumstances someone should have one. Each session is followed by a Q & A period. Once registered, you can submit your questions.