Guide Family & Doctors on Your End of Life Wishes
Catholics respect life from conception to natural death. It's important for us to know the Church's position on life issues, so we can strive to live in accord with Jesus' wishes. Just as we don't support aborting the lives of the unborn in the womb, we also do not look to shortcut life at it's very end.
If you are at the age where you are mulling end of life decisions, it is good to learn about creating an Advance Medical Directive. An Advance Medical Directive is a witnessed legal instrument that makes known what type of health care you would or would not want if you ever become incapacitated and unable to express these wishes yourself.
Under North Carolina law, an Advance Medical Directive serves the same or a similar function as other documents called a “Health Care Power of Attorney,” a “Health Care Proxy,” or a “Living Will.”
The following link will help you get ready, with our Catholic faith in mind: