Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning Events

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  
DATE TIME LOCATION AND NUMBER
1/25/2020 1:00 PM St. Michael, North Andover, 978-686-4050
2/10/2020 2:00 PM Youville House, Cambridge, 617-491-1234
2/19/2020 2:00 PM Youville Place, Lexington, 781-861-3535

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.