Morton General Hospital respects a patient's right to accept or refuse medical treatment, including forgoing or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment or withholding resuscitative services.
Patients are involved in decisions about their care, treatment and services provided. The patient's wishes, as documented on the POLST or Advanced Directives, will be honored.
Morton General Hospital does not participate in the Washington State Death with Dignity Act I-1000.
To provide an appropriate continuum of care that includes end of life. The key components of end of life care is a patient-centered focus of compassionate care that is guided by a sense of respect, empathy and concern, that addresses the unique needs of patients and their families.