Palliative Care Partnership of the Roanoke Valley
Advocating Quality Comfort Care Throughout Life
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PCPRV Receives Grant to Implement POST
(Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment)
The Palliative Care Partnership of the Roanoke Valley has received a $22,000 Geriatric Training and Education (GTE) Initiative Grant from the Virginia Center for Aging for a pilot project to implement the Physicians’ Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) form in the Roanoke Valley.
A POST form is a set of physician-signed orders which communicates
and implements patient preferences for end-of-life treatment.
The form is transferable across treatment settings
of participating health care agencies.
A POST form may be appropriate for people who are either
terminally ill or are seriously ill with chronic, progressive disease.
Agencies participating in this project include:
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Friendship Health & Rehab Center
Richfield Recovery and Care Center
Carilion Clinics Hospice – Roanoke
Good Samaritan Hospice -- Roanoke
Medi Home Health & Hospice
Ultimately, the PCPRV hopes this project will be a catalyst for adopting the POST form and process on a statewide level similar to other states, including West Virginia and Oregon.
For more information about the PCPRV project contact:
Laura Pole at email@example.com
Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.