Observe National Healthcare Decisions Day, now in its sixth year, by encouraging your clients to consider, discuss, and document their goals for their health care—and by preparing or reviewing your own advance directives. NASW is pleased to continue its support for this observance, scheduled for April 16.
Advance care planning promotes self-determination and is integral to person-centered health care. Social workers play an integral role in helping clients understand, participate in, and communicate about advance care planning.
- Information about the social work role in advance care planning on NASW’s consumer Web site, Help Starts Here
- Information about advance care planning on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s consumer Web site, Caring Connections
Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW
NASW Senior Practice Associate