Who will speak for me when I cannot speak for myself?

How can I make sure the decisions made about my health care are consistent with my faith?
People often avoid questions like these until faced with having to make a decision. Many of us think that only the sick or dying need to think about such matters.

In truth, however, these are questions we all must ask and be able to answer -- whether we are young or old, sick or healthy. There could come a time in any person's life when he or she may not be able to communicate his or her wishes.

The North Dakota Catholic Conference has prepared these resources to help you prepare for that time. The documents on this site are available to download or directly from the North Dakota Catholic Conference for free. We want you and your loved ones to be informed and prepared as much as possible in that time of need.

The materials on this website were prepared according to North Dakota law, but most states and healthcare facilities will respect health care directives from any state. If you have questions, please contact the North Dakota Catholic Conference.