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April 15, 2024

An Interview With Nathan Kottkamp

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day. In this first of a two part series of interviews, we talk with Nathan Kottkamp, founder and chair of National Healthcare Decisions Day (, which highlights the importance of advance care planning (living will, health care agents, do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, and organ donation/anatomical gift documents). We discuss the reason NHDD was started, how it has evolved, why is it important for people to engage in advance planning and what can attorneys and legal professionals do to assist individuals with advance planning. A full bio for Nathan can be found here.:

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Healthcare Decision Making Resources

ABA Commission on Law and Aging

The Conversation Project

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization