Hospice and Palliative Care Resources

The Catholic Health Association has developed resources to help share important information about Hospice and Palliative Care.

For additional information, please contact CHA.
CHA Podcast: Understanding Palliative Care

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New Resource!

Living Well with Serious Illness
The Catholic Health Association developed this updated and refreshed guide to learn about the range of support that is available to patients and families to help them live as well as possible during serious illness. It is part of a series of publications that was created in collaboration with physicians, nurses, theologians, and ethicists within Catholic health care to help people of all ages, backgrounds, religious traditions and beliefs make important decisions about serious illness and end-of-life care.

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» Download PDF: English  |  Spanish


Palliative Care Information Card

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This two-sided card, available in English and Spanish, includes information about Palliative Care and how it is integral to Catholic health care. With some information points on the frontside and quotes from Catholic teaching on the backside, its content is easy to understand and perfect for sharing with those you serve as well as your clinical teams, volunteers and others.
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Download the PDF (Spanish)
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Hospice and Palliative Care Reflection Card

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This two-sided card, available in English and Spanish, is a useful tool for opening meetings, placing in chapels for those who visit to use, placing in break rooms and other staff areas, and sharing in your internal communications. It includes a quote from Pope Francis on the front, and a reflection on the back. Download PDF (English)
Download PDF (Spanish)
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Reflection on Health Care Decisions Prayer Card

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New Resource!

Sharing Your Health Care Wishes
This new resource for advance directives helps you consider your preferences for medical treatments prior to a serious illness or injury and to express your wishes for your health care treatment in an advance directive in case you are unable to communicate your wishes on your own.

The new publication is part of a series of resources from CHA that also includes the updated and refreshed palliative and hospice care publication, "Living Well with Serious Illness." Created in collaboration with physicians, nurses, theologians and ethicists within Catholic health care, the resources are designed to help people of all ages, backgrounds, religious traditions and beliefs make important decisions about serious illness and end-of-life care.

Order in the CHA Store
» Download PDF: English  |  Spanish


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Hospice and Palliative Care Differences Card

Palliatice-and-Hospice-differences-card-circle Hospice and Palliative Care are both integral to Catholic health care. However, they are different in many aspects. This one-sided card, available in English and Spanish, provides a simple to navigate set of differentiators between the two. Perfect to share on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which takes place on the second Saturday of October every year, or in the U.S., during November, which is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month, this informational card is useful to share with associates and patients and loved ones alike.
Download PDF (English)
Download the PDF (Spanish)
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No One Dies Alone Program Development Guide - A step-by-step guide to starting a No One Dies Alone (NODA) Program at your ministry as an extension of an inpatient palliative care program.

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Bereavement Program Development Guide - A step-by-step guide to starting a Bereavement Program at your ministry as an extension of an inpatient palliative care program.



“A Catholic Approach to Palliative Care” Video Series
The Supportive Care Coalition in partnership with the Avila Institute of Gerontology created a six-part video series titled “A Catholic Approach to Palliative Care.” These videos are designed for Catholic parishes and community groups interested in learning more about palliative care in light of Catholic teachings. Each video is approximately 20 minutes and is accompanied by a group discussion guide, electronic resource list and glossary of terms.
Access them here

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Spirituality Toolkit – after a three year project working with over 20 palliative care teams from across the US, we developed a Spirituality Toolkit for palliative care teams interested in going deeper in their practice of providing whole-person care.

Hospice and Palliative Care Resources to Share on Social Media

Use the links below to download and share these graphics on your social media sites. Make sure to use the hashtag #PalliativeCare in your posts. If you would like to customize the graphic with your organization's logo, download the "no logo" version below.