Honoring Choices

​Physicians and other health care professionals make a big difference for patients.

Key findings in the highly acclaimed Institute of Medicine Report Dying In Amarica point out that frequent conversations need to occur between clinicians and patients to avoid treatment their patients do not desire. This includes conversations regarding end-of-life goals, values and informed preferences on options available. The report concludes these conversations should be initiated by clinicians to ensure that decisions made by family and patients can be understood and well-informed. 
Click to download the Tennessee POST form
This is the official Tennessee Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment form that must be completed and signed by a health care professional based on patient preferences, patient best interest and medical indication.