National Healthcare Decisions Day, usually celebrated on April 16, is being celebrated this year on July 16. This annual observance empowers patients to share their health care and end-of-life wishes with their health care providers through advance care planning. Now, more than ever, it’s important to engage in conversations with your patients about their wishes and document their decisions. How are you talking with your patients about advance care planning? Are you promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day in your practice, hospital or nursing home? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
To learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day and to access resources, including resources for COVID-19, visit http://www.nhdd.org.