Catholics and End-of-Life Issues

 

End-of-Life Issues (Hospice, Anointing of the Sick, Last Rites, Funeral Pre-Planning, etc.)  

Bulletin, Funeral Preplanning Article.pdf

Bulletin, Funeral Preplanning Worksheet (070715).pdf

Bulletin Insert, Funeral and Estate Preplanning (2014).pdf

Diocese Pamphlet, Funerals (English).pdf

End of Life Guide.pdf

Info Article, Hospice and Palative Care 1 to 3.pdf 

Sacrament of Anointing and Hospice Care.pdf 

Understanding Hospice from a Catholic Viewpoint.pdf 

 

OTHER AVAILABLE MEDICAL/HEALTH-RELATED RESOURCES

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services                                                      http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/health-care/upload/Ethical-Religious-Directives-Catholic-Health-Care-Services-fifth-edition-2009.pdf

End of Life Decisions                                                                                                                             http://ewtn.org/morals/end-of-life.htm

What is Extraordinary?   (as it relates to human medical care)                                            http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/746/article/whats-extraordinary

Now and at the Hour of Our Death  (A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision Making by the Catholic Bishops of New York)                                                                                                                                    http://www.nyscatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/End-of-Life-booklet-final.pdf

A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions   (National Catholic Bioethics Center)                      http://www.ncbcenter.org/publications/end-life-guide/

Nutrition and Hydration at the End-of-Life                                                       https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9622

Catholic (and Contemporary) approaches to end-of-life care                      http://www.americamagazine.org/issue/hour-our-death

Papal Address on life sustaining treatments and "vegetative state" (St. Pope John Paul II)

Papal address on life sustaining treatements and vegetative state (JPII) (2004).pdf

 

 

 

ADVANCED HEALTH CARE/MEDICAL DIRECTIVES

Colorado Advance Medical Directives

http://coloradoadvancedirectives.com/advance-directives-in-colorado/

 

Colorado Catholic Conference:  Catholic Healthcare Directive information

https://www.cocatholicconference.org/resources-2/catholic-healthcare-directive/

 

Advance Medical Directives and Artificial Nutrition and Hydration   (Medical Ethics Issue)

https://www.chausa.org/docs/default-source/hceusa/d7c16af556c04865a1eef5c9dba0ac751-pdf.pdf?sfvrsn=4

 

Choosing a Health Care Agent (a “proxy” or a “durable power of attorney for health care”)

https://denvercatholic.org/proxies-polsts-good-bad-end-life-planning/

 

Medical Durable Power of Attorney

http://coloradoadvancedirectives.com/advance-directives-in-colorado/medical-durable-power-of-attorney/

 

Living Will

http://coloradoadvancedirectives.com/advance-directives-in-colorado/living-will/

 

CPR Directive

http://coloradoadvancedirectives.com/advance-directives-in-colorado/cpr-directives/

 

Proxy Decision Makers for Medical Treatment

http://coloradoadvancedirectives.com/advance-directives-in-colorado/medical-proxy-for-decision-making/

 

Guidance about Advance Care Planning for Children and Youth with Serious Illness

http://coloradoadvancedirectives.com/advance-directives-in-colorado/children-and-teens/