Tag Archives: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Join Us for a NHDD Twitter Chat

It’s that time of year again! National Healthcare Decisions Day will be on Wednesday, April 16 this year so we are bringing back our special NHDD Twitter chat! On Wednesday, April 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. CST, our very own Dr. Robert Sawicki, Senior Vice President of OSF Supportive Care, will be answering questions […]



5 Questions about Advance Care Planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day was this past Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t, or shouldn’t, be looking at starting the discussion about advance care planning with your loved ones and health care providers about your medical decisions in the event you were unable to speak for yourself. Last week, we shared a small […]



Connections 130: Advance Care Planning Not Just for Patients

We’ve all heard this saying many times, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” So, that’s why National Healthcare Decisions Day is celebrated on April 16th, the day after our personal income tax filings are due to the IRS. As a health care provider, you have most likely heard of Living Wills, […]



5 Questions with an Advance Care Planning Facilitator

With National Healthcare Decisions Day coming up next week, our OSF Supportive Care team thought it would be a good time to share a view from both sides of the advance care planning process: from a facilitator, the staff who help patients and families walk through the advance care planning steps, and from a couple […]



Connections 128: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Imagine that you are in a hospital and can’t speak – something most of us care providers rarely consider. Who will make your health care decisions? Or, imagine your mother has slipped into a coma and isn’t expected to recover. Do you know her care wishes? We all hope to communicate until the end of […]