National Healthcare Decisions Week 2017

National Health Care Decisions Day 2017

“It always seems too early, until it’s too late.”

NHDD exists to inspire, educate, and empower the public and health care providers about the importance of advance care planning.  It encourages patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for health care providers and facilities to honor those wishes, whatever they may be (NHDD Information Sheet).

Quick Facts about NHDD

  • Recognized in all 50 states (with state and local events)
  • Aims to provide clear, concise, and consistent information about healthcare decision making
  • Brings together public, healthcare, legal, and religious communities to benefit patients, families, and providers

Key Goals of NHDD

  • Demystify health care decision making
  • Make the topic of advance care planning normal and inescapable
  • Help the public understand what advance care planning entails

Delaware Events

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16!  NHDD will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and one day was not enough!  NHDD 2017 is a week long event – from April 16 – 22!

Monday, April 17

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Advance Care Planning Panel Discussion
Topics to be discussed include: Advance Care Planning, Advance Directives,
the DMOST form, and Palliative Care.
Brandywine Assisted Living Chapel
36101 Seaside Blvd | Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

6:00 pm
Viewing of “Being Mortal
Georgetown Public Library
123 W Pine Street | Georgetown, DE 19947


Wednesday, April 19

5:00 pm
Partners in Research: Delaware CKD Engagement Project Open Forum Learning Session:
Conservative End Stage Renal Disease Treatment & End-of-Life Issues
Christiana Hospital, Room 1E80
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road | Newark, DE 19713
Register here:

6:00 pm
Viewing of “Being Mortal
Dover Public Library
35 E. Loockerman Street | Dover, DE 19901


Friday, April 21

1:00 pm
Medical/Legal Conference: Advance Directives in Delaware
The Vale Courtroom | Widener School of Law
4601 Concord Pike | Wilmington, DE | 19803