National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.
Advance care planning involves making future healthcare decisions that include much more than deciding what care you would or would not want. Advance care planning starts with expressing preferences, clarifying values, identifying health care preferences and selecting an agent to express healthcare decisions if you are unable to speak for yourself.
National Healthcare Decisions Day 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 resources to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, NHPCO encourages everyone to have a conversation about advanced care planning.
Advance care planning starts with talking with your loved ones, your healthcare providers, and even your friends - all are important steps to making your wishes known. These conversations will relieve loved-ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what you would want if you are ever facing a healthcare or medical crisis.
Personalized Cause supports National Healthcare Decisions Day.