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.

Palliative Care/ Advance Care Planning Presentations  

5/5/2019 2:00 PM St. Joseph Manor, Brockton, 508-583-5834
5/13/2019 7:00 PM St. Andrew Parish, No. Billerica, 978-663-3624
5/16/2019 7:00 PM Holy Family Parish, Duxbury, 781-934-5055
10/20/2019 6:00 PM Holy Family Parish, Concord, 978-369-7442

For further information about this 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.