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Oswego Health discusses the importance of a MOLST form

Community news | Thursday, April 12, 2018

Contact: Marion Ciciarelli

Community members can learn the importance of completing an advanced directive and a MOLST form during a presentation to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26th at The Manor at Seneca Hill.

A Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form is a medical order form

that informs others the of patient's medical orders for life-sustaining treatment. All health care professionals must follow these medical orders as the patient moves from one location to another.

An advance directive, also known as a living will, is used to describe preferences about life-sustaining treatments that are to be honored after someone loses decision-making capacity.

Leading this important discussion will be The Manor’s Medical Director Joel Amidon, MD, and Brianne Barr, a social worker at The Manor.

Each April, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is marked to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.

Reservations are suggested and can be arranged by calling The Manor 315-349-5300.