#ISaidWhatIWant starts with nurses. 

What better way for nurses to demonstrate the value of advance care planning than to lead by example?

Nearly 20 specialty nursing organizations representing more than 700,000 nurses have joined together to promote advance care planning (ACP), encouraging nurses to lead by example and create their own advance care plan.***

Even though most nurses are familiar with ACP, many do not have their own plan in place. This initiative is helping nurses create their own plan.

 

What you can do:

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If you have already made an advance care plan, tell your family, friends, and followers on social media why you believe in ACP using the hashtag #ISaidWhatIWant.

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.02.26 AMYou can learn more about Honoring Choices® Idaho free materials, trainings, and consultation available to help health care professionals build their ACP skills and knowledge. To learn how you can become involved, please contact Honoring Choices® Idaho.

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.02.26 AMYou can become familiar with the Honoring Choices® Idaho education materials and easy-to-use advance directive document.

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.02.26 AMYou can request to meet (at no cost) with a trained ACP facilitators to guide you and your family through an ACP conversation.

 

Thank you for making a difference for your patients every day, and for assisting your patients with making informed and personal health care choices.

***The #ISaidWhatIWant campaign was developed in response to work done at the 2017 Palliative Nursing Summit hosted by the Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association.The Summit brought together nurses from various specialties to develop a collaborative agenda regarding advance care planning, pain and symptom management, and transitions/coordination of care. One result is this campaign, engaging nurses nationwide to lead by example to enhance the care and outcomes for their patients and families. For more information, please visit: advancingexpertcare.org/acp