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Goals of Care/POLST

Recorded Friday, March 12, 2021


Dr. Barile will introduce a simple Four-Step method for end of life decision making that may be used to structure a conversation or make majort treatment decisions. He will also explain how the NJ POLST form can be introduced using this Four Step model and how POLST may be used as a tool to align personal goals of care with available therapies.


  • Describe differences between the POLST form and written advance directives
  • Learn how to structure and script end of life conversations
  • Review how to complete the POLST form and secure end of life preferences


David Barile, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey
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Dr. Barile has no financial or non-financial conflicts of interest relevant to this activity.

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The following planners and reviewers have stated that they have no conflict of interest relative to this activity:  Theresa J. Barrett, PhD, CMP, CAE; Mirela Feurdean, MD; Tamie Proscia-Lieto, MD; Jonathan Shammash, MD, FACP; Nayan Kothari, MD, Christine Bersani, Kathleen Cavallo; Herb Holland