April 16th – National Healthcare Decisions Day

Despite recent gains in public awareness of the need for advance care planning,  studies indicate that most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their healthcare in the event that they cannot speak for themselves.

 

The National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, will help Americans understand that making future healthcare decisions includes much more than deciding what care they would or would not want; it starts with expressing preferences, clarifying values, identifying care preferences and selecting an agent to express healthcare decisions if patients are unable to speak for themselves. The National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.

 

Visit our Advance Directives page or go to NHDD website to download your advance directive today.

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