Media Contacts

Libby Mitchell

Social Media Coordinator, Office of Public Affairs
Email: libby.mitchell@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-0945

Apr 15, 2015 2:06 PM

No one likes to think about dying. However, it is something that we need prepare for, not just for ourselves, but for our loved ones. Thursday April 16th is National Decision Day, when people all across the country are asked to fill out and sign their advance directive, laying out what they would want in the event they are unable to speak for themselves. Considerations in an advance directive include what life saving measures you would want, who you would want acting as an agent on your behalf, and where you would want to receive care. Advance directives provide peace of mind for the people filling out the document, as well as their loved ones.

On the 16th we will be trying to bring attention to the need for advance directives via social media with #AtTheEnd. We are asking people to share what their final wishes may be via Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platform. Please help us spread the word, and share your own thoughts. Also, consider filling out an advance directive if you haven’t done so already. You can find the forms here: http://www.nhdd.org/

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