Our friends at Alive Hospice, who deal with end-of-life issues every day, can tell you why you should tune in to our special NPT Reports: Town Hall: End-of-Life Decisions much better than we can. So we’ll just leave it to them. From their blog:
It’s like the old saying goes: Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes. April 15 is tax day, so it’s only fitting that April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a time to think about our wishes for care at the end of life.
To give you a head start, Alive Hospice and Nashville Public Television will bring you a special program all about advance care planning. Tune in to WNPT Channel 8 on April 11 at 9 p.m. for an in-depth town hall discussion about this important topic. You won’t want to miss it!
The conversation will focus on three major questions:
- What do we say we want at the end of life, and what actually happens?
- What are our options for care at the end of life?
- How can we make sure the end of life is what we want it to be?
Each of us can have a say in the care we receive at the end of life, but we have to speak up. This Thursday, we’ll help you start the conversation. Be sure to watch!
Special thanks to Alive Hospice for partnering with us on the Town Hall and for helping us get the conversation going.