Sending Loved One’s Home: Moral Principles towards a Merciful Death


There can be hard questions about how best to show compassion for the chronically

ill and the dying. But, fortunately, once again, Mother Church has all the answers. Not to specifics

of each situation day to day. But in overall principles to guide those specific decisions when it's

time to make them.


Dr. Mary McCrossan is a board-certified family physician. with more than 20-years of

experience in Delaware. She has a certificate in Medical Bioethics from the National Catholic

Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.