Schedule this important presentation for your parish or group.
If you are an elder or anyone living with a serious illness, chances are you have already been asked about your treatment decisions, even asked to fill out forms. While seemingly simple, these forms have a big impact on the type of medical care you receive. Accepting medical care, and when to stop it, is deeply informed by our Catholic faith. None of them should completed without a thorough understanding of what these forms mean and what our faith teaches about sickness, suffering, and end-of-life care.
Medical Care Decision Forms
Kris Correira, DScPAS, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA has 27 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine and primary care discussing end-of-life care with patients and their families, helping them understand and complete these forms. She is certified in Healthcare Ethics through the National Catholic Bioethics Center and is a member of the Catholic Medical Association. She holds a Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Health Professions. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Education Committee Chair of Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.