Life Affirming Choices

Seminar Descriptions

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To The End of Our Days

This seminar answers the question: Are my actions or inactions causing death? It will highlight some of the issues in health care that are most often confusing to the average person and misinterpreted by the popular culture and define them in light of Catholic moral teaching. It will also serve as an introduction to the other seminars in this series

Advanced Heath Care Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders

This seminar answers the question: How do I write a living will that will truly protect me and my end of life wishes? It will give guidance as to how to construct a living will that will apply ones wishes, values and religious beliefs and avoid common pitfalls

Assisted Nutrition and Hydration

This seminar answers the question: Will discontinuing medically assisted nutrition and hydration be the cause my death or the death of my loved one? This seminar will help families decide whether or not to continue with assisted nutrition and hydration in light of the dignity and value of the human person and Catholic moral teaching..

Pain Management, Hospice and Palliative Care

This seminar answers the question: When does aggressive pain management therapy become euthanasia?  It will help families understand how to alleviate pain as best as possible in light of Catholic moral teaching.

Withholding and Withdrawing Treatment

This seminar answers the question: Is allowing a person to die by omission euthanasia? It will help families decide when to end or withdraw a treatment that has already been started  in light of the good of life and Catholic moral teaching.