Midland, TX (Big 2 News) - National Healthcare Decisions Day is aimed at getting people to think about advance directives.
Advance directives are legal documents that help spell out your wishes are about your end of life care, ahead of time.
Hospice of Midland helped to raise awareness about healthcare decisions while helping clients take the first steps to prepare their own.
Nurse Practitioner, Donna Paul with Hospice of Midland says, "Where a person gets into trouble is if they have a medical crisis and they don't have any directives, and they don't have anybody in key decision making areas to help advocate for them in the event that they may not be able to. So it's crucial."
Paul also says advance directives can prevent your family from struggling with such decisions during end of life care.
Hospice of Midland says this is the first year it's observed National Healthcare Decisions Day.
Organizers hope to make this an annual event.
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