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    One Share At A Time

    With a little more than a week until NHDD we've started to get excited about our annual day dedicated to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.

    For the past week we've been publishing quick facts and quotes about advance care planning on Facebook and we thought we'd post a quick reminder that using the share button on Facebook is a great way to amplify the reach of good information about advance care planning. 

    Looking forward to advocating with you over the next couple of weeks!

    - The NHDD Team


    Engage With Grace

    Once again, we are joining the Engage With Grace thisThanksgiving weekend with a blog rally to encourage everyone to have end-of-life conversations with their loved ones. People are invited to share this post written by the Engage with Grace team (or some version of it that speaks to you) with your friends, family and community. Happy Thanksgiving.

    One of our favorite things we ever heard Steve Jobs say is… ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’

    We love it for three reasons:

    1)      It reminds all of us that living with intention is one of the most important things we can do.

    2)      It reminds all of us that one day will be our last.

    3)      It’s a great example of how Steve Jobs just made most things (even things about death – even things he was quoting) sound better.

    Most of us do pretty well with the living with intention part – but the dying thing? Not so much.

    And maybe that doesn’t bother us so much as individuals because heck, we’re not going to die anyway!! That’s one of those things that happens to other people….


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    6 Months!

    You may have noticed we've been a little quiet lately on the blog. We're gathering some fresh resources for NHDD 2013, if you have ideas for the blog this year, please don't hesitate to be in touch with us!




    Can discussing advance directives with family actually be fulfilling? Brad Stuart M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Care at Home may be speaking from the heart about the importance of goals of care discussions, but as a leader of the Advanced Illness Management program, there is some pretty incredible research showing the benefits of advance care planning for healthcare truly delivered around the wishes of each individual patient.

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    Simple Amplification


    We're thrilled that today is the big day! The fifth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. Below we've included some tips about a super easy way to share NHDD and the importance of advance care planning with a simple Facebook update.

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