National Healthcare Decision’s Day: April 16-22

Posted on 04/13/2018

“There are only two things that are unavoidable in life: Death and Taxes.”

Since tax season ends on April 15th, naturally we’d like to take April 16th as a day to talk about death.

National Healthcare Decisions Day is a day to reflect on your wishes about end-of-life, and to put them into writing in the form of power of attorney and advance directives.

The Conversation Project will be posting a number of resources on social media ALL WEEK to celebrate this initiative. We also encourage you to look at NHDD’s official website for daily themes and resources: https://www.nhdd.org/

Follow @NHDD on Twitter to see community organized events this coming week: NHDD Twitter

If you are hosting an independently organized event for NHDD, please use that hashtag #NHDD2018 so that we may promote your events to our followers.



Themes for NHDD 2018:

Monday (4/16): NHDD/Prepare

Host your main event, since it’s NHDD, or use it as a day to get resources together!

Tuesday (4/17): Start with Yourself

A day to think about your own healthcare decisions

Wednesday (4/18): Family/Friends/Loved Ones

A day to discuss your wishes with others (and learn their wishes) 

Thursday (4/19): Spread the Word

A day to tell others that you’ve engaged in advance care planning and encourage them to do the same

Friday (4/20): Facilities Focus

A day for healthcare providers of all sorts to promote advance care planning

Saturday (4/21): Professionals Preparedness

A day to ensure that all professionals (healthcare, clergy, legal, and others) understand and can promote advance care planning

Sunday (4/22): Reflection and Readiness

Consider what worked well for NHDD week and file or share your advance care plans so they will be available if needed.