April 16, has been officially designated as “National Healthcare Decisions Day.” The "National Healthcare Decisions Day" (NHDD) Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their health care decisions. The objectives of NHDD are to provide much-needed information to the public, reduce the number of tragedies that occur when a person’s wishes are unknown, and improve the ability of health care facilities and providers to offer informed and thoughtful guidance about advance health care planning to their patients.
The Ethics Committee of Pennsylvania Hospital, along with over 1,000 other national, state and community organizations, is proud to participate in NHDD which will be celebrated at PAH on Tuesday, April 16. Information will be available in the Elm Garden Cafeteria throughout the day.
For more information, contact Director of Patient Safety Janet Creely, RN, CPHQ, CCM, CPSO, at 215.829.5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org