The Friday Five – 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. This week’s Friday Five gathers some motivation and tips to help you get started with your own planning and documentation.
The Conversation Project And Cambia Health Foundation
The Conversation Project® (@convoproject) is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected. Cambia Health Foundation (@CambiaHealthFdn), part of Cambia Health Solutions – sponsor of our podcast show HealthChangers, is a founding funder of The Conversation Project.
As the founding funder of @convoproject, we are honored to support the development of new Conversation Starter Guides & resources to help families share what matters most on #NHDD. https://t.co/57wM5w0fnk pic.twitter.com/YQptaTddhi
— Cambia Health Fdn (@CambiaHealthFdn) April 12, 2021
ICYMI Fast-Forward Now Streaming
Fast-Forward, a documentary film narrated by Rosario Dawson, inspires viewers to see their future in a whole new light having critical conversations with their families about how they can maximize their choices and well-being throughout life. In addition to viewing this excellent documentary, be sure to scroll down and visit Next Avenue (@NextAvenue) for resources to help plan for the future.
Got some extra time this weekend? Take an hour to watch @fastfwdmovie on @PBS. The film takes multi-generational families on a journey 30 years into their futures to spark conversations about what it takes to age well together. @EllenGoodman @convoproject https://t.co/9FgmRVk4BM
— Encore.org — Live #Gen2Gen (@EncoreOrg) April 2, 2021
Canada Celebrates Advanced Care Planning Day
Everyone should have their wishes for health care understood and respected. On April 16th, ACP Day in Canada, why not use music to inspire conversation about what matters most. Listen. Share. Talk.#ACPDay2021 #ACPinCanada #AdvanceCarePlanning https://t.co/AX8xvj7qGx
— Advance Care Planning Canada (@AdvanceCarePlan) April 15, 2021
Advance Care Planning Video from OpenLearn
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of thinking about, documenting and sharing one’s wishes, beliefs, values and preferences for one’s future care. This process is often captured in a document called an advance care plan. The plan and the conversations around it can be used to help align and coordinate care around these preferences. This means that the care people receive towards the end of their life is more likely to be the kind of care they want. This video video comes from OpenLearn, a free learning platform, delivered by The Open University.
The Death Deck
Having discussions about end of life plans doesn’t have to be depressing or upsetting. Dare we say it can even be fun? The creators of Death Deck (@thedeathdeck) sure think so. Check out “the new party game that lets you explore a topic we’re all obsessed with but often afraid to discuss.”
— Death Deck (@thedeathdeck) April 10, 2021