ReferencesThis section includes carefully selected links to references pertaining to the Community-wide End-of-Life Community Initiative, Advance Care Planning, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST), palliative care, Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and the National Quality Forum.
If you wish to share references on this web site relevant to the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program or other related topics, please forward the reference to Patricia.Bomba@lifethc.com.
Community-wide End-of-life/Palliative Care InitiativeThe Community-Wide End-of-life/Palliative Care Initiative was launched in May 2001. The original vision for the Rochester community has been expanded and envisions that New York State will be a preeminent leader in advocating for facilitated discussions on planning for end-of-life care and for ensuring excellence in the provision of End-of-Life/Palliative Care, serving all segments of our community.
- Rochester Community End-of-life Report [1/29/01- pdf]
- Rochester Community End-of-life Survey Results Presentation [1/20/01- ppt]
Advance Care PlanningAdvance Care Planning is a process of planning for future medical care if a person is unable to make health care decisions. It involves identification of a trusted individual to make health care decisions, clarification of values, beliefs and goals of care and putting these wishes in writing.
- Bomba, P.A. Advance Care Planning Along the Health Continuum. The Case Manager. 2005.
- Bibliography: Advance Care Planning
- Bibliography: Myths and Truths of CPR
- Bibliography: Tube Feeding/PEGs
Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
MOLST in New York State (NYS) is an approved Physicians Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm Program. References are presented in chronological order with most recent first:
- Bomba, PA and Orem, K. 2012. eMOLST and Electronic Health Records. Health Law Journal 17(2): 77-83. Published by the New York State Bar Association.
- Bomba, P.A. Discussing Patient Preferences and End-of-Life Care. Journal of the Monroe County Medical Society, 7th District Branch, MSSNY. 2011; April 2011: 12-15.
- Bomba, P.A., Leven, D.C., Morrissey, M.B. (2011). Key Role of Social Work in Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution Process: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) Program in New York and shared Medical Decision Making at End-of-Life. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, January - March 2011, Volume VII, Issue 1, 56-82.
- Bomba, P.A. Landmark Legislation in New York Affirms Benefits of Two-Step Approach to Advance Care Planning Including MOLST: A Model of Shared, Informed Medical Decision-Making and Honoring Patient Preferences for Care at the End-of-Life. Widener Law Review, 2011, Volume XVII Issue 2, 475-500.
- Grimaldi, J.D., Lawlor T.R. (2009) MOLST: New York State's Medical Orders to Honor the Wishes of a Seriously Ill Patient. NYSBA Elder Law Attorney 19:2,
15 - 17.
- Bomba, P.A. Producer MOLST DVD - Informational and educational curriculum: Writing Your Final Chapter: Know Your Choices.....Share Your Wishes" and "Honoring Patient Preferences: The Role of Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) in New York State."
- Fairbanks, R.J., Shah, M.N., Lerner, E.B., Ilangovan, K., Pennington, E.C., Schneider, S.M. (2007) Epidemiology and Outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Rochester, New York. Resuscitation. 72, 415-424.
- Bomba, P.A., Vermilyea, D. (2006) Integrating POLST Into Palliative Care Guidelines: A Paradigm Shift in Advance Care Planning in Oncology. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network 4:8, 819-829.
- Bomba, P.A. (2006) Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST): A Paradigm Shift in Advance Care Planning. Health Law Journal, 2006; 11:3,
39 - 51.
- Bomba, P.A., Caprio, T.V., Gillespie, S.M., Richardson, K. Community Implementation of the Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) to Improve Advance Care Directives. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 55(1) S44.
- Olden A., Quill T., Ladwig, S. End-of-life Care and MOLST Completion. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 55(1) S159.
- Bomba, P.A. Enabling the transition to hospice care through effective palliative care. The Case Manager. 2005; 16:48 - 52.
Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) is a process that translates seriously ill patient's goals for care into easily identifiable, portable and renewable medical orders that follow the patient across care settings. Find out if your State has a POLST Paradigm Program.
- Bomba, P.A., Kemp, M. and Black, J.S. POLST: An improvement over traditional advance directives. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. July 2012, Vol. 79, Issue 7, p. 457-64.
- Hickman, S.E. , Nelson, C.A., Moss, A.H., Tolle, S.W., Perrin, N.A. and Hammes, B.J. The Consistency Between Treatments Provided to Nursing Facility Residents and Orders on the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Form. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. November 2011, Volume 59, Issue 11, p. 2091-99.
- Sabatino, C.P., Karp, N. Improving Advanced Illness Care: The Evolution of State POLST Programs. AARP Public Policy Institute. Copyright 2011, AARP.
- Bomba, P.A., Sabatino, C.P. POLST: An Emerging Model for End-of-Life Care Planning. The ElderLaw Report. February 2009, VolumeXX, Number 7, 1-5.
- Hickman, E.S., Sabatino, C.P., Moss, A.H., Wehrle Nester, J. (Spring 2008). The POLST (Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Paradigm to Improve End-of-Life Care: Potential State Legal Barriers to Implementation. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Spring 2008, 119 - 140.
- Bomba, P.A., Vermilyea, D. Integrating POLST Into Palliative Care Guidelines: A Paradigm Shift in Advance Care Planning in Oncology. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2006; 4:8, 819-829.
- View additional POLST research and references at POLST.org
National Quality ForumThe National Quality Forum is a private, not-for-profit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting. The National Quality Forum has developed:
- National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines
- Framework and Preferred Practices for Hospice and Palliative Care