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National Healthcare Decisions Day 2019

If you were suddenly seriously ill or injured and couldn’t speak for yourself, who would?

Most of us haven’t had a conversation about serious illness, haven’t selected a trusted decision maker, and haven’t completed an advance directive.

Providence St. Joseph Health is committed to promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day throughout our hospitals and the communities we serve. Join us at California State University Long Beach in an extended celebration the week of April 22.

Host your own event or workshop to encourage advance care planning:

  • Sponsor a lunch & learn and invite an expert to discuss palliative care and hospice
  • Show the "Why you need an advance directive" video
  • Host a book club event on "Four Things That Matter Most" or "Dying Well" by Dr. Ira Byock
  • Screen "Being Mortal or "End Game" and organize a panel discussion
  • Invite friends over to complete advance directives and be the witnesses for each other
  • Write a Love Letter!

See what other events are happening in your area!

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

Why You Need an Advance Directive

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

Child of the Earth

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

Candy Chang: Before I die I want to TED Talk

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

CSULB - Katie Peelle

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

CSULB - Luis Jarquin

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

CSULB - Melissa Widman

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

CSULB - Oceanne Freeman

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

CSULB - Sureyya Stefan

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Amber

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Chauntal Lewis

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Donovan Carter

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Jaime

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Matthew Smith

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Panda

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Students

National Healthcare Decisions Videos

UCLA - Tembi Locke