Essentia Health recognizes National Healthcare Decisions Day

Essentia Health recognizes National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 13, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

Essentia Health is hosting an advance care planning (ACP) class from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 16, which is National Healthcare Decisions Day. 

Advance care planning is a process that helps you think and talk about your choices for health care in the future. It’s important for every adult to have an advance directive, also known as a living will or health care directive. 

Everyone is invited to join in thought-provoking conversation to discover the value of ACP, reflect on your values, choose a health care agent, explore goals for treatment and take steps toward completing a health care directive for yourself. By having these conversations proactively, you can ensure that your preferences are understood if you become unable to make medical decisions for yourself due to an accident, injury or sudden illness. 

For the safety of our communities, all classes are currently being offered virtually. Register on our website

Another class will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. 

National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. 

Click here for more information on advance care planning.