National Healthcare Decisions Day
1. Advance Directives:
The National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) Initiative 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 opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions . The event is scheduled for April 16 and will be observed by many local organizations on or around that date.
The easiest and most common way to document your healthcare decisions is with an Advance Directive. This is a generic term for legal documents that describe your wishes for healthcare in the event that you are impaired by illness, injury, or medical treatment and unable to communicate those decisions yourself.