Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest is celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 with a collection of joyous live events, motivating inspiration, and a reflective challenge to encourage people to do advance care planning. Talking about what’s important, naming a health care agent and sharing those decisions are all part of National Healthcare Decisions Day – that’s why it’s like a national holiday for our organization.
We’ve prepared a variety of opportunities to assist WSHA members and the entire Washington health care community in celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day:
- Honoring Choices, a play by Grief Dialogues founder Elizabeth Coplan, takes the virtual center stage with two adaptations on April 9 and April 11. All live performances are free and open to the public, although seat registration is required. More information and registration details are available online.
- Whaddya Know is an original game show in collaboration with the Death Deck, a lively card game of surprising conversations, on April 16. Learn how to participate here.
- Sincerely Yours is a video diary challenge designed for individuals to engage in advance care planning on their own. For five days in a row – Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16 – Honoring Choices PNW will prompt people to consider a question then record their answer using a cellphone camera/video. Join the challenge online!
- In addition to the activities, Honoring Choices PNW has crafted Spotify playlists to set the mood for taking action on advance care planning, built a quiz to determine how many people you might be called upon to make health care decisions for, and collected resources to make inviting others or starting the planning process easier.
We have collected all of these resources, as well as those outlined above, on our webpage dedicated to celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day.
If you have any questions or would like more information on recognizing National Healthcare Decisions Day, please contact Honoring Choices PNW Assistant Director (Community) Bonnie Bizzell at firstname.lastname@example.org.