April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day
April 16, 2016 has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day! The National Healthcare Decisions Day 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. The objectives of NHDD are to provide much-needed information to the public, reduce the number of tragedies that occur when a person’s wishes are unknown, and improve the ability of healthcare facilities and providers to offer informed and thoughtful guidance about advance healthcare planning to their patients.
Your decisions matter. Join Americans across the country in making future healthcare decisions known to your family, friends, and healthcare providers. Encourage your patients to do the same.
Advance Directive materials can be found at http://www.uofmhealth.org/patient-visitor-guide/advance-directives.
For more information on National Healthcare Decisions Day, visit http://www.nhdd.org/.