Reference Materials

Prepare Guidebook, Section 2: "Documentation"

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is the main choice on the Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form. You can use this information to help with Question #14 in the Prepare Guidebook. 


Comfort Focused Care has the primary goal of maximizing comfort by relieving pain and suffering with medication by any route as needed. It is one of the choices for care on the Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form. 


Selective Treatment has the primary goal of treating medical conditions while avoiding any burdensome measures. It is one of the choices for care on the Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form. 

You can use this information to help with Question #17 in the Prepare Guidebook.  


Full Treatment has the primary goal of prolonging life by all medically effective means. It is one of the choices for care on the Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form. 

You can use this information to help with Question #17 in the Prepare Guidebook. 


Palliative Care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress and mental stress of a serious illness. 

You can use this information to help with Question #20 in Prepare Guidebook. 


Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes. It is considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury.

You can use this information to help with Question #21 in the Prepare Guidebook.