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National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16

 

April 8, 2020



Did you know that National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is April 16? NHDD was first designated in 2008 with the goal of educating and empowering the public, as well as healthcare providers about how important advance care planning is. If you have had an overnight stay in a hospital recently, you may have been asked your wishes regarding heroic measures if your heart were to stop or you were to stop breathing on your own. A Do Not Resuscitate wrist band may have placed upon your wrist. You may have heard the words, “full code.” These are all terms used by healthcare professionals to a...



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