National Healthcare Decision Day
Ninety percent of people have heard of a living will but only 29% of people have them. Advance directives are something we all should take the time to have in place for our own good and for our loved ones. National Healthcare Decisions Day (@NHDD) is an initiative encouraging people to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. We’ve gathered some motivation, tips and resources to help you get started with your own planning and documentation.
10 Years of Crucial Conversations Through the End of Life
According to Senior Director for The Conversation Project, Kate DeBartolo, “Much has changed in the decade since The Conversation Project was founded.” DeBartolo sheds some light on how it started, how it’s going and what she sees for the future.
” . . . [T]he COVID era has put a spotlight on the need for people of all ages and health profiles to think about the kind of care they might want if something unexpected were to occur.” https://t.co/Y6iT5vb9ZN @convoproject @NHDD #NHDD #NHDD2022 pic.twitter.com/rSlSaIX3Lu
— Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) (@TheIHI) April 12, 2022
10 Ideas of Things to Do for National Healthcare Decisions Day (in 10 Minutes or Less)
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to start when it comes to your healthcare decisions or those of the ones you love? The Conversation Project (@convoproject) offers some guidance that will take 10 minutes or less a day. Check out their list and maybe choose one of the 10 actions to plan for your health care, or to support someone you care for to make a plan.
— The Conversation Project (@convoproject) April 11, 2022
The Death Deck
We can’t get enough of these wonderful questions to get you started on much needed but often uncomfortable conversations. Find this question and more in Death Deck (@thedeathdeck), “the new party game that lets you explore a topic we’re all obsessed with but often afraid to discuss.”
Today’s Death Deck question relates to how you would like your death announced on social media.
— Death Deck (@thedeathdeck) March 28, 2022