New health care directive available

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference recently updated the Minnesota Catholic Health Care Directive on its website. The MCC offers the directive as a service to Catholics so that they can begin conversations concerning end-of-life decisions.

The directive update is in light of the Holy See’s clarification concerning artificial nutrition and hydration as ordinary care. The changes clarify that food and water are not considered extraordinary medical care. Additionally, MCC updated the health care directive and companion guide to make both documents more user-friendly.

Please visit MCC’s website to view both the updated health care directive and guide.

If you would like to order hard copies, please contact: Minnesota Catholic Conference, 475 University Ave. W. St. Paul, MN 55116; (651) 227-8777.

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