Catholic Health Association of Manitoba

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Health Care Directive

Learn the benefits and pitfalls regarding advance care planning, including the use of advance care directives and health care proxies. Discussions from a Catholic perspective of medical decisions such as nutrition, hydration, resuscitation and ventilation will also be explored.


Katarina Lee: Catholic Clinical Ethicist - St. Boniface Hospital
Presented at St. Boniface Cathedral

Faith Based Health Care Directive

Is it important to you that other people

If yes, you are invited to complete the Health Care Directive form below. The purpose of this document is to direct others (medical staff, health care proxy, family members) about treatment decisions if, and only if, you are no longer able to make decisions about your own care.

An advance health care directive informs you, your family, friends, health care professionals, and appointed proxy or proxies of your wishes about your health care. Click on the English or French link below to access the Health Care Directive Form:

Health Care Directive

Directive - Soins de santé

NOTE:  This advance health care directive form is an example for illustration purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek professional ethical, legal or medical advice, as required in your personal situation, before deciding on your course of action.

Advance Care Planning: A Catholic Faith-Based Perspective

Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Decisions: What Catholics Need to Know - Click here.

Nidus Representation Agreement

  • Advance Care Planning: Wallet Card & Catholic Card
    Instructions for Printing: To print, please acquire business card stock (10 cards per sheet).  Cards are 2″ x 3.5″ (5.08 cm x 8.89 cm). When using a home printer, for best results, please feed one page at a time.  It is best if your printer has a separate paper feeder in the front or back for thick stock as the bending of the card stock can cause the cards to separate on the pleats and jam the printer. We recommend printing the wallet card on one side and then flipping the paper over and printing the “I am Catholic cards” on the other side.