Below you’ll find links to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center policies of public interest. They are also posted on the Washington State Department of Health website. Policy documents are presented in PDF format.
Do Not Resuscitate / Allow Natural Death
Definition of Death
Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Medically Non-Beneficial Treatment
Physician Assisted Suicide - Governance
Physician Assisted Suicide - Hospital Inpatient
Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
Withholding and Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatment
About the PDF Format
Download the free Adobe Reader from the Adobe Web Site. For assistance in downloading and installing the software, see the Adobe Web site document Adobe Reader Troubleshooting Guide at Adobe's Web Site. Adobe also has information on accessibility resources at its site.
How to View PDF Files
PDF files are indicated by the letters [pdf] following the filename. Once the Adobe Reader software is properly installed, you just need to click on a link to a .pdf file and it will be loaded for viewing on your computer. Note that the file is sent to your computer as a temporary file that will be deleted when you exit your browser.