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Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Guidelines & Forms

Fordham library resources and additional information on various aspects of palliative and end-of-life care; Librarian Peter Patton, Editor.


  • Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
  • Physician's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
  • Always check with your physician to make sure you are using the appropriate forms for your situation.

Guidelines for Palliative Care

The Hastings Center Guidelines

Revised edition of the standards: 

Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life by Nancy Berlinger; Bruce Jennings; Susan M. Wolf. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013. Revised and expanded 2nd edition.

Available at the Fordham Westchester Library, call number R726.B47 2013.


To Get The Guidelines Book at RH or LC

  • Go to the library site:
  • Click Library in the "My Accounts" drop down menu.
  • Click on "Review My Account."
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  • Click on "Search/Home" to begin, and type your catalog search. Next, click on the title of the item you want.
  • Click on the "Place Hold" link on the left, select the pick-up library, and click on the "Place Hold" rectangle near the bottom to complete your transaction.
  • Click on "Logout" at the top right-hand corner to exit your account.


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