End of Life Care & Documents
This page includes information and links to local organizations with which the Respect Life Office has directly worked to provide end-of-life care and related services. To learn how your organization can be included in our list of resources, please contact the Respect Life Office.
Missouri Catholic Conference Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPOA-HC)
A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions for Individuals and Families
We are living longer, healthier lives thanks to modern medical techniques and advancements. While many of these medical advances are life affirming and welcome, they can increase anxiety for family members and make decision making more difficult. Our medical advancements help us live longer, but they often require us to make difficult decisions that involve medical, moral and legal questions that we are not always equipped to answer.
The Missouri Bishops offer A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions for Individuals and Families to provide guidance on how we as Catholics can respond to these difficult questions in light of our faith tradition and the hope of our eternal reward in Christ.
Local Catholic Organizations
Catholic Community Hospice: www.catholiccharitiesks.org/hospice
Missouri Office -- 425 W 85th Street, Life Center Room 4, Kansas City, MO 64114; (816) 523-5634
Contact Judy Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 433-2012
Kansas Office -- 9740 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212; (877) 621-5090
Contact Sandy Porter at email@example.com or (913) 909-1042.
National Catholic Organizations
Now and at the Hour of Our Death: www.catholicendoflife.org
A resource of the New York State Catholic Conference that provides links to trustworthy resources, guidance, and support from Catholic sources all across the country. This website is made possible by a generous grant from Our Sunday Visitor, which supports Church-related programs and activities that catechize, evangelize and advance a Culture of Life.
New York State Catholic Conference
465 State St.
Albany, NY 12203
Supportive Care Coalition: www.supportivecarecoalition.org
A coalition of Catholic health ministries, informed by faith and values, advancing excellence in palliative care. SCC believes palliative care is a hallmark of Catholic healthcare through which God's healing love is revealed. Their goal is to ensure that every Catholic health ministry has palliative care as a part of its core services. Their vision is for all persons living with or affected by serious illness to receive high quality, compassionate care that integrates their physical, spiritual, emotional, cultural, and relational dimensions.
Supportive Care Coalition
10810 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 101
Hillsboro, OR 97124