MOLST Workshop

MOLST: Meeting the Challenge

Honoring Choices MA & The Massachusetts Medical Society


April 24, 2017,  9:30 - Noon

The Conference Center at Waltham Woods

860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA

MOLST, Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, is a powerful tool for frail and seriously ill adults, to make informed end of life care choices, record their choices, and be assured their choices will be honored at home, on transfer, and across all care settings.


Our challenge is to build a collaborative MOLST process that is responsive to an adult’s changing health needs and that honors choices all through their health journey and at the end of life.


Come join state leaders and care professionals to discuss best practices & implementation challenges to consistently know & honor an individual's choices at home, on transfer, and across all care settings.


Engage in Round Table Discussions

Following the panel, share your expertise and suggest ways to improve the MOLST form;  to ‘build your team’ to engage adults & families in discussions; and align your protocols & policy measures to consistently provide quality person-centered care. Together we’ll generate shared guiding principles and next steps.

Be Part of the Discussion. Let's do this together.

What You'll Learn

  • Fact vs. Myth: MA law & state regulations
  • MOLST Form: Understanding choices, making it valid
  • Build a Team: The role & decision-making authority of physicians, care providers, Agents, Guardians & caregivers
  • Tools for effective, culturally sensitive discussions
  • Strategies to align our protocols & policy measures


Date: Monday April 24, 2017

Time: 9:30-Noon

Place: The Conference Center at Waltham Woods, 860 Winter St., Waltham

Fee: $55.00. Continental breakfast & materials

EMS fee: $35.00, 2.5 CE Credits offered

Honoring Choices is working closely with our Partners to invite every consumer and care provider across the Commonwealth to take part in an open dialogue about MOLST.


For Consumers: We are planning consumer events with our 6 Regional Community Partners Networks to understand the consumer experience. More information to come.


For Care Providers:  We are co-hosting a series of four workshops throughout the state. "MOLST: Meeting the Challenge" Workshops are scheduled:


• April 24 in Waltham;

• June 1 in Cape Cod;

• September 19 in Holyoke;

• Late Fall Worcester Workshop (TBA).


We welcome multi-disciplined care professionals to share their expertise and suggestions. We are delighted to offer a special admission fee and CE Credits to Emergency Medical Services personnel whose work is integral to a responsive MOLST process.