Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
 
 

Contacts

 
 
MC Sullivan
Chief Health Care Ethicist and Director for Initiative on Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning
Office: 617-746-5734
Diane McCarthy
Parish Education Coordinator
Office: 617-746-5732
Jennifer Murphy
Sr. Administrative Assistant, Office of the Chief Healthcare Ethicist
Office: 617-746-5738

Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning

The Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning is a recently established program of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Its goal is to provide education, outreach and advocacy that will create an informed public about palliative care, a multidisciplinary approach to the care of the seriously ill which is patient-centered and family-oriented.  The program also supports, promotes and provides education about Advance Care Planning which allows people to discuss and make known their wishes for care in anticipation of a time when they cannot speak for themselves.  Most importantly, the Advance Care Planning component of the initiative provides information about how to designate a health care proxy or surrogate decision maker who will be their voice when they can no longer make or articulate their health care decisions.

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 Pallative Care Event 

For further information about the initiative or to find out how a resource group can be formed in your parish or collaborative, please contact the office for the Initiative on Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning at 617-746-5732.