The countdown is over! National Healthcare Decisions Day has come and gone. Yet, news of advance care planning, the NHDD movement and “having the conversation,” just keeps rolling off the presses! Over the last two months, there has been yet another noticeable increase in press around ACP issues. Media outlets, including The New York Times, TIME, Mobihealth News and HuffPost Healthy Living, have shared everything from announcements about NHDD events to editorials about the value of ACP to articles defining and providing resources to start the process. The growing buzz about ACP over the past two months has not just been limited to our corner of the world; news of the first-ever “Conversations that Count Day” in New Zealand and Canada’s third annual “National Advance Care Planning Day” hit the presses and airwaves repeatedly since we last reported. So, without further adieux, here’s a look at many of the interesting and thought-provoking ACP stories that have been popping up all over the globe over the past two months:
April 2014 Advance Care Planning News Roundup
Government would pay seniors to create advanced directives under Senate bill
Intervention thresholds: a conceptual frame for advance care planning ...
Being prepared for the final days
Happy National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why an Advance Directive is a Crucial Part of Estate Planning
Advance Medical Directives Now There’s An App For That
UMass Memorial partners with IT firm on end-of-life care integration
National event urges Americans to plan for the end
Companies Must Approach Advanced Health Events As A Business Issue
Speak up on National Healthcare Decisions Day
Why it's never too early for an advance-care plan
Advance Care Planning: making and respecting choices
Making end-of-life choices
It's Always Too Soon Until It's Too Late: Advanced Care Planning
Online tool for advance care planning
3 Reasons to Do Advance Care Planning on National Health Care Decisions Day
Don't remain silent about end-of-life care
Your Views: April 16 is good day to plan advance directive
Family Medicine Fellow Explores Diverse End-of-Life Care Dialogues
Editorial: Advanced planning is a gift to those you love
8 things you need to know about your end-of-life care
TMH Living Well: Now's the time for advance care planning
Being prepared for the final days
More on advance medical directives
The Documents You Need, When You Need Them
Advanced care planning starts with a conversation
Directives to clarify advanced care protocol
National Advance Care Planning Day
Death doesn't have to be a conversation killer, say health ...
Campaign urges Kiwis to plan end of life care
Southern DHB encouraging people to have a “Conversation that Counts” ...
Have a Conversation that Counts
Empowerment and fulfilment follow Conversations that Count
NZers urged to plan for end of lives
What's your reason? Tell your story on April 16th
May 2014 Advance Care Planning News Roundup
American Bar Association launches app for advanced care planning app
Alliance for Living and Dying Well Completes Advance Health Care Directives at 2nd Annual Get It Done Today!
NH legislation could fill health directive gap
Lifting From Others the Burden of Your Own Death
Other alternatives available
Dying on their own terms
Facebook-Based Advanced Care Directive Gets CHCF Grant
Lawmakers propose incentives for end-of-life planning
Estate planning for your eighteen year old: what you need to do now ...
End-of-life care proposal wins final passage
Dying still taboo in general practice
A plan for the future is important for end-of-life care
Islanders have a say in end-of-life health care
2nd Annual Get It Done Today
Capacity law route is 'practical'
How to Die Well
National ACP/NHDD Event News
Advance care planning workshop set for Tuesday
Genesee County health care partners host event to help residents ...
Covenant Hospice offers advance care planning workshops this month
Robinson Memorial Hospital offering information about advance care planning...
VNA plans meetings to discuss advance care planning
Their View: Make your health care wishes known with advance care planning ...
Make plans for end-of-life decisions
April 16 Community News
Raleigh General prepares for Healthcare Decisions Day
Events will mark Healthcare Decisions Day
ESTATE PLANNING: National Healthcare Decisions Day
Monica Williams-Murphy: Create directive for health care
Health and Wellness Calendar
Health and wellness events: Support groups and more