An Advance Directive is a formal document about my care when I am no longer able to communicate my wishes myself.
Catholics believe that life is a holy gift of a loving God for which we are responsible, but do not own. We believe that assisted death and suicide destroy human life and are never allowed.
As an adult, I have the right to make decisions about my health care.
As a Catholic, I believe that I may never choose my own death as an end or a means.
By preparing this advance directive, I give instructions and wishes for my future health care decisions.
Advanced Directives in English
Directiva anticipada para cuidado de salud en español.