Initiative for 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.

New! Resources that are focused on issues related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Webinar: If Not Now...When? Advance Care Planning Conversations That We All Need to Have

MC Sullivan
Chief Health Care Ethicist
Office: 617-746-5734

Diane McCarthy
Parish Education Coordinator
Office: 617-746-5732

Suzanne Graul
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Office: 617-746-5738

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Diane McCarthy describes her ministry within the Archdiocese of Boston