Actually, Oregon Health and Sciences University is top NOTCH in their medical ethics and POLST, best in the US!
Check out their website at http://www.ohsu.edu/ethics/polst/
and take the time to compare with your states laws (usually I find the top of the healthcare universities..they normally have the largest group of medical ethics commitees!).
I know more than most RN's in my state because I help OHSU with info on the geriatric population, and I also work with EMS closely! I find these choices on life sustaining treatment to be the largest gap in communication for all concerned!
It would be an awesome informative piece for your education and school! Heck..I chose it, aced the debate and report for senior RN school...and many nurses come to me or my hubby for the latest in POLST information! I am very proud to be a part of that!
Read the actual POLST form...it has changed..it is so cool! It defines the different options so much better than one a year ago! I am sure it would be of great benifit and info for you...even if your state doesn't adhere to it (or since you are millitary...your millitary organization...hubby and I were Navy).
If you have any questions or want to hear of some stories where this POLST went right or wrong for your research...give me a private message! I have many stories...most thank GOD turned out a okay despite the communication breakdowns! I also have some heart warming stories as well