End of Life
Dignity of Persons
Will to Live
Due to the broad language that is used in many of the recommended living wills, the pro-life community has developed various "Wills to Live" that adhere to the state-by state requirements for advanced directives. For those residing in Ohio, this sample has been suggested by National Right to Life and many organizations including Priests for Life, Joni and Friends, and the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Foundation direct people to consider it as a prolife alternative to living wills.
Ohio Suggested Will to Live
Will your advance Directive be followed?
Ohio is one of only a small number of states that require doctors to honor advance directives regarding food and fluids treatment. Learn more in this report from NRLC's Robert Powell Medical Ethic Center
Do Not RESUSCITATE (DNR)
Brain Death and Organ Donation
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia
Palliative Care, Comfort Care, or Hospice
The NCBC offers free consultation service by a credentialed bioethicist who can share with you the Catholic principles for addressing an ethical dilemma involving health care or the life sciences. Regular and emergency assistance are available.