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20th Anniversary of Patient Self-Determination Act

National Day for Health Care Decisions

Four out of five Americans are leaving some of the most important decisions in their lives to chance. How? Because they have not completed an advance directive documenting their healthcare wishes if they are unable to speak for themselves.
 
Archelle Georgiou, M.D., shares new tools to help people determine what they want and how to get advance directives to the medical team when they are needed.
 
Nathan Kottkamp, attorney and medical ethicist, and founder of National Healthcare Decisions Day, which involves more than 730,000 people in national outreach to help people make these important decisions, shares his insights on why advance healthcare planning is so important for every family.
 
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