Hospice / Palliative Care

The Catholic Church seeks to respect all human life.  Our faith calls us not only to oppose murder, but also to reach out to persons nearing death with positive responses to their real needs for companionship, comfort, and hope.  Refraining from harm is not enough; we are called to give ourselves for the good of others. 

Elderly hands with young hands

 

See Testimony on increased protections for the elderly in nursing homes regarding overuse of medications (pdf), Septermber, 2015.

See Testimony on pediatric palliative care programs (pdf), June, 2015

See Testimony in increased protections for the elderly in nursing homes regarding overuse of medications (pdf), October, 2013.