Palliative care offers a final healing

Posted November 6, 2017 7:01 pm by Editor

Palliative care offers a final healing

Since my return to parish ministry after some years as a hospital priest, I have continued to minister to patients receiving palliative care in hospitals, long-term care facilities and in their own homes.Having served in a hospital and now as a parish priest, I have learned that some patients and families may not have a clear understanding of the teaching of the Church on issues surrounding palliative care for the dying. The promulgation of Bill C-14, which legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia, seems to have made the matter even more confusing.Shedding some light on the ministry to the dying in

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