National Healthcare Decisions Day 2023

It's April and that means there’s no better time to talk to your loved ones about your wishes - and ask them about theirs.

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and 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.

It’s critical to discuss your health care wishes with your loved ones and health care providers NOW, if you hope to receive the care you would like when you become seriously ill, injured or are dying.

Satheesh Gunaga

"It Can Make All The Difference In Some Of The Worst Of Times."

Satheesh Gunaga, DO
Compassion & Choices Board member

3 Things You Can Do NOW

Dr. Gunaga identifies the three things you can do to make sure your end of life care is consistent with your wishes and your goals.

Normalize the conversation about death in your home

Tell your health provider what you want

Write down your wishes

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