A facilitator can ensure that the individual’s wishes are honored even when they can no longer speak for themselves, which improves the quality of care at end of life.
While we have the right to make our own medical decisions, a crisis may render us unable to do so. Who would make those decisions if we cannot? Would they know our values and preferences?
Advance care planning (ACP) is often a difficult conversation to initiate. Until recently, Indiana laws and forms added to the difficulty by presenting conflicting and outdated statutes and forms.
Dr. Mark Sandock and Steve Chupp appeared on WSBT-TV's Home Town Living program on Tuesday, April 12 to talk about Honoring Choices® Indiana – North Central, National Healthcare Decisions Day and the importance of Advance Directives.
Who would speak for you if you could not speak for yourself in a healthcare crisis? Advance care planning (ACP) answers this question, along with a second, related question, “Would that person know your values and preferences for healthcare?”
Advance care planning (ACP) conversations are difficult for most people to initiate. The topic can be uncomfortable and awkward, often due to the fear of discussing death.
Support from the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust has allowed the Center for Education & Advance Care Planning (CEACP) to transition its trusted advisor panel discussions to a virtual platform with ease.
Annually, April 16 is designated as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). The purpose of this day is “to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened public awareness of the need for advance directives. One of the most important things to do while you are healthy is to let your loved ones know what your health care wishes are.
Honoring Choices took part in the 2020 spring semester "Introduction to Hospice and Palliative Medicine" course at the University of Notre Dame.