End of life care: Catholic health care directives
The North Dakota Catholic Conference (NDCC) has published a Catholic health care directive that meets North Dakota law, reflects Catholic teaching and incorporates the advice of health care providers, ethicists, lawyers, chaplains and experienced lay persons.
The NDCC has also created a website that has as an easy to use order/download form. You can download the copies you need or order multiple copies from the conference at no charge. The website also contains useful information on directives, end-of-life care, Catholic principles on health care decisions, bulletin inserts and links to additional information.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to ensure that the health care decisions conform to your Catholic wishes.
Additional Information on "life Issues" can be found at:
• The National Catholic Bioethics Center
• Bishops directives