National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16 | it’s about the importance of advance care planning … for everyone!

Monday, April 16, 2019 – It’s the day after TAX day.

national health care decision day

“National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.”

“Across the country, every healthcare facility will participate as the flagship venues for the public engagement. Other participating organizations/facilities that have their own physical spaces will engage in activities as well. Those organizations that lack physical spaces will work in conjunction with others or at non-healthcare venues (libraries, grocery stores, drug stores, etc.) to support the initiative. A variety of churches, synagogues, and mosques around the country will also support the effort by highlighting the importance of advance care planning with their congregations.”

Why do we need a National Healthcare Decisions Day?

Here is a template of the Advance Health Care Directive Form with Instructions

Here is a template of the Advance Health Care Directive Form with Instructions (Directiva anticipada de atención de la salud) in Spanish.

Here is a template of Pennsylvania’s Advance Care Directive.

 

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