North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, 2015 Health Care Decisions Day. The special recognition is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for health care decisions related to end-of-life care and medical decision making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves. The proclamation also encourages the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important health care decisions. Read the entire Proclamation here.
The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) has long been involved in encouraging such advanced planning through our advocacy efforts at the General Assembly and through our North Carolina Partnership for Compassionate Care program. The Partnership offers a wealth of information and resources for both patients and doctors. Visit the website here.
Also, keep in mind our Understanding MOST E-learn courses to get a better understanding of the MOST form and how it ties into advance care planning.  To learn more, click here.
Register for “Understanding MOST: Part 1“ (Why MOST is an essential tool for knowing and honoring patient wishes at the end of life) – $10 registration fee
Register for “Understanding MOST: Part 2“ (Completing the MOST form) – $10 registration fee