On April 16, Bridgeport Hospital and other organizations and providers nationwide celebrated National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), which raises awareness about the importance of advance healthcare planning, such as living wills and advance directives.
The nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org website offers information and tools for the public to discuss future healthcare decisions and execute written advance directives, along with tips on how to raise local awareness. Medical staff can participate by talking to patients and providing resources. The Connecticut Attorney General’s office offers information that includes forms and frequently asked questions. Visit www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/browse.asp?a=2130&bc=0&c=19278.