April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day is on Monday, April 16th and begins a week of engagement to consider the importance of advance care planning for yourself, family members, and clients.

According to The Conversation Project’s National Survey, 90% of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important– and 27% have actually done so. There is no better time than the present to communicate preferences and wishes about end-of-life care with your loved ones and providers. In health care and community settings, social workers serve an important role in supporting individuals and families to plan for their health care needs.

Read the Practice Alert from NASW to learn how you, as a social worker, can do to get involved.

Click to download the 2018 National Healthcare Decisions Day Practice Alert

Additional training material is available from The Conversation Project.

Amelia Lochner Malavé
Author: Amelia Lochner Malavé