End of Life Care

holding the hands of someone in the hospital
For urgent bioethical questions: 
Call the National Catholic Bioethics Center at 215-877-2660
Advance Healthcare Directives
English (PDF) \\ Spanish (PDF)  [Reference only]
Download the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Advance Healthcare Directive and share with your parishioners and family members. This legal document helps everyone know your healthcare wishes. Make copies for your loved ones and your doctor, and keep one with you.

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End of Life Care at Your Parish
Care and Prepare

Care & Prepare: Finding Loving Care at the End of Life is a parish workshop put on by the Office of Life, Justice & Peace in parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Discussion topics include Church teaching on end of life ethics, accessing quality palliative care, hospice care and advance healthcare directives, and pastoral care at the end of life. These trainings are great for parish leaders, caregivers, and the elderly and their family members. Visit this page to access example Care & Prepare presentations and learn more about hosting a workshop at your parish.

Caring for the Whole Person

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