Coast News Interviews Scripps Expert on Palliative Medicine, End-of-Life Planning

Donald Ritt, MD, explains the importance of advance planning for patients

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In a recent article in the Coast News, Donald Ritt, MD, discussed the importance of advance planning for patients to communicate their wishes for end-of-life care. He explained how people can benefit from completing a document called a Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or POLST. Dr. Ritt also addressed the benefits of palliative medicine, which eases suffering and can augment curative therapies.

Read the Coast News article, "Palliative Medicine, End-of-Life Planning Key to Good Care," is no longer available.

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