A Sampling of NHDD Media Items:

Press Release: National Survey Indicates People More Likely to Talk About Drug Use and Sex Than End-of-life Planning (4/7/08)

Executive Notes of Peter M. Leibold, Executive Vice President/CEO, American Health Lawyers Association, Health Lawyers News, November 2007

Advance Directives Day: A Story of Success, A Call to Action, and a How-To Manual, by Nathan A. Kottkamp, The Health Lawyer, October 2006

Clinician's Roundtable Interview of Nathan Kottkamp, ReachMD, XM157, hosted by Susan Dolan, RN, JD 

LITERATURE REVIEW ON ADVANCE DIRECTIVES (June 2007). This report examines the empirical evidence about the degree to which advance directives and advance care planning have met their intended goals. The authors explore what the medical literature reports concerning the use of advance directives and advance care planning, disparities among groups in their use, and interventions to enhance the use and value of advance directives and advance care planning. [87 PDF pages]

The National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) Initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity in the United States have the infomation and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions.