Catholic Advance Directives (Living Wills)

Catholic Advance Directive for Healthcare (Revised 10/11)

Please Click Here for Advance Directive Form

or call The Respect for Life Office 732-562-1990 ext. 1543 or 1629

Catholic Advance Directives may also be obtained from
New Jersey Catholic Conference

www.njcathconf.com/content/respect_life_living_will.php

To obtain a Catholic Advance Directive in Spanish

http://www.njcathconf.com/docs/respect_life/Spanish%20Advance%20Directives%20for%20Health%20Care%202011.pdf

For information on State of New Jersey
Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLS

www.state.nj.us/health/advancedirective/polst.shtml

For information from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
on Nutrition and Hydration of Persons in a Vegetative State

www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/end-of-life/euthanasia/upload/q-a-nutrition-and-hydration-patients-vegetative-state.pdf

For information from The Vatican
on Responses to Certain Questions on Nutrition and Hydration

www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20070801_risposte-usa_en.html

For information from The Vatican
on Salvifici doloris (On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering)

www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_11021984_salvifici-doloris_en.htm