End-of-life documents require serious thought and informed decisions. They deserve guidance by professionals skilled in explaining and tailoring the documents for individual needs. Parishes may wish to hold special workshops with a skilled and experienced attorney to assist parishioners and answer questions.
The Texas Catholic Conference has developed a website regarding Advanced Directives that includes discussion of Catholic teaching on Advanced Directives as well as sample documents. These documents are examples and should not be used to take the place of skilled professional advice on End-of-Life issues. The website can be found at www.txcatholic-advance-directives.org.