| Posted On Apr 06, 2017 | By:

Sunday, April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for 2017 is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.”

According to a national survey done by The Conversation Project in 2013,

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| Posted On Apr 14, 2015 | By:

What are YOUR choices? National Healthcare Decisions Day is Thursday, April 16th

As a nurse practitioner for the palliative care program at Harvard Vanguard, I recently met Michael during my visit to his home. Michael had recently been hospitalized and returned home needing portable oxygen and a walker. As part of my visit, we talked about his life and how he is coping with his illness. When I asked him how he wanted to be cared for as his illness progressed, he didn’t have a ready answer.

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