National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) takes place each year on April 16. The purpose is 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. The Putnam County Hospice and Palliative Care Association provides information and tools for the public to talk about their decisions for end of life care with family, friends and healthcare providers.
NHDD will be an entire week: April 16-22, 2017
Here are ways you can get involved:
- Specific ideas and suggestions for ways to implement National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) activities in your community and at your facility can be found at the Common Practice Website
- Download a printable version of 16 ideas for NHDD [PDF]
- Download action steps for changing end of life conversations in your community [PDF]
Visit this link for a list of advanced care planning resources: http://www.nhdd.org/public-resources#where-can-i-get-an-advance-directive