National Healthcare Decisions Day
Calvary proudly joins the national and local health care community in promoting the importance of Advanced Care Planning through education and resource sharing. Advance care planning starts with a conversation. And while it’s not an easy discussion to have; it is an important one. Your family, close friends, and medical team need to know your desires for your own healthcare in a number of common medical scenarios.
All adults have the right to prepare a document called an “Advance Directive,” which allows them to express their wishes regarding medical care in writing. An Advance Directive is a beneficial tool that works to let others know your wishes regarding the types of medical care you do and do not want if you cannot express your wishes on your own.
The Covid-19 pandemic brought the need for Advance Care Planning into sharp focus. Now more than ever, we must acknowledge the importance of taking time to talk with our loved ones about our health care wishes and documenting them through the completion of an advance directive.