“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.