National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16th

There are only two weeks to go until the 6th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), which encourages individuals to express their wishes regarding advance care planning and health care professionals to respect those wishes. You could use Home Care Heroes as a great example of healthcare professionals that have a lot of heart in their service. To learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day, click here. Healthcare is often the go-to career choice for workers from other countries. They often join this career because it is a caring and rewarding industry. Not only allowing them to earn a living but also care for the members of society who require additional help in their later years. Some healthcare workers often look to create their own healthcare establishments, getting an international credit report to show that they are financially viable to start their own business. Having something like National Healthcare Decisions Day is helpful for those who are interested in learning more about Healthcare. It’s a great event to pay attention to if you’re thinking of a career in healthcare, as it gives you insight into the day to day running of healthcare establishments, the pressures they face, and how you could contribute. Also, be sure to take a look at this pathway for health career programs which gives you some guidance on how to kick start that career. If you’re looking for ways to take your kickstarted health career and grow it to help reach more patients enabling you to conduct more business and help as many people as possible, you may want to look into medical marketing by PracticeBloom or other marketing companies able to take your medical practice to new heights.

Several state POLST programs are actively participating in NHDD:

  • Florida: The Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law is hosting a screening of the film “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject”, which explores end-of-life issues. The documentary will be screened on April 16th at 6 p.m. For more information, and to see the flyer, click here.
  • New York: Compassion and Support will be posting regularly on Twitter and Facebook about NHDD. Keep an eye out for updates by following @PatBombaMD or visiting the Compassion and Support Facebook page. Also, they have compiled a list of organizations in NY participating in NHDD here.
  • Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania POLST Coalition is hosting the webinar “The Advance Care Planning Continuum: From Advance Directives to POLST”. The presenter will be Alex Nesbitt, MD, the Medical Director of Susquehanna Hospice and Palliative Care. The webinar is aimed at health care professionals and administrators in hospitals, hospices, and long-term care facilities. The webinar will be held April 10, from 10-11 am EDT. To register for the webinar, click here.
  • West Virginia: The West Virginia Center for End of Life Care will be issuing press releases and ads in local newspapers to raise awareness about NHDD. They have also compiled a list of organizations in West Virginia participating in NHDD. View the PDF here.

Thanks to the great work by these organizations and others, we hope this year’s NHDD can be the best yet and help many people make their wishes known.