7 11, 2021

Covid Vaccine Taskforce

2021-11-18T12:20:43-05:00November 7, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health|

The National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A. (NACN-USA) Taskforce met to assist Catholic nurses in formulating their conscience and religious exemption application against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Our taskforce developed the following to assist nurses in their thought processes and examination of their personal conscience and religious beliefs: Table of Contents 1.  Catholic Magisterium Teaching with notes on conscience, Dignity of Life, Fetal Cells, Right to Life, Aborted Human Foetuses, Mandating Vaccines and Moral Conscience of Human Beings. 3 2.  Points to Consider – “Right of Conscience” and “Free [...]

9 09, 2021

Informed Consent and Forming Conscience in 2021

2021-09-09T22:02:40-04:00September 9, 2021|COVID Resources, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Documents related to informed consent and forming conscience. Catechism of the Catholic Church-ARTICLE 6 - Conscience NCBC-Statement On Vaccine Mandates CDF-Respect for Human Life in Its Origin CDF-Note On the Morality of Using Some Anti-COVID-19 Vaccines    

29 08, 2021

Vaccine Mandate Statement from NCBC

2021-08-29T10:28:50-04:00August 29, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

As resources and new evidence continues to be developed, the NACN-USA strives to share those with our members.  If you have a Catholic Nurse in your life, consider sharing our website with them and encourage membership.  We are stronger together as Catholic Nurses in living out the mission Christ has called us to.  If you are not a Catholic Nurse but would like to support our association consider becoming an Associate Member or make a donation. The following is an excerpt from an updated statement from the National Catholic Bioethics [...]

18 08, 2021

Ethical and Religious Directives

2021-08-18T10:40:43-04:00August 18, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

The NACN-USA Committee on Ethics and Spirituality suggest that Catholic nurses, whether working in a Catholic or non-Catholic health care setting, know the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) and follow them. This sixth edition of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services was developed by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and approved by the USCCB at its June 2018 Plenary Assembly. PREAMBLE "Health care in the United States is marked by extraordinary change. [...]

17 08, 2021

Zelenko Covid-19 Prophylaxis Protocol

2021-08-17T22:30:02-04:00August 17, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, Patient Advocacy|

Zelenko Covid-19 Prophylaxis Protocol Website: VladimirZelenkoMD.com Prophylaxis is an action taken to prevent or protect against a specified disease. Greek in origin, from the word "phylax", meaning "to guard" and "watching." The NACN-USA does not prescribe specific treatment regimens. Please discuss any treatment choices with your health care provider. A document by Vladimir Zelenko, MD that discusses low risk, moderate risk and high risk patients in regard to COVID-19.  This 2 page document with references includes lists of protocols for each level and can fully accessed in a PDF [...]

13 08, 2021

A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment

2021-08-17T22:31:16-04:00August 13, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, In The News, Patient Advocacy|

Step-By-Step Doctors’ Plan That Could Save Your Life. An educational resource from The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPSonline.org) The NACN-USA does not prescribe specific treatment regimens. Please discuss any treatment choices with your health care provider. A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment is built on the rapidly accumulating peer-reviewed published medical research, written by practicing physicians with decades of experience treating patients with all kinds of illnesses. We provide a step-by-step guide to medically sound early treatments that have a reasonable probability of success in this emergency [...]

11 08, 2021

Prevention & Treatment Protocols for COVID-19

2021-08-17T22:04:24-04:00August 11, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, Patient Advocacy|

Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance Prevention & Treatment Protocols For COVID-19 The NACN-USA does not prescribe specific treatment regimens. Please discuss any treatment choices with your health care provider. A powerful resource from the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.  Read about Prevention Protocols related to Ivermectin, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Quercetin, Zinc, Melatonin,  and more potentially beneficial therapies for COVID-19. Also, learn about behavioral preventions: masks, handwashing and distancing. Read and Download the 2-page Prevention Protocols Additionally, the FLCCA has published a document providing guidance to physicians [...]

8 03, 2021

Can I Be Required To Take The COVID-19 Vaccine?

2021-08-17T20:38:55-04:00March 8, 2021|COVID Resources, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Can I Be Required To Take The COVID-19 Vaccine?   HEALTH CARE CIVIL RIGHTS TASK FORCE DEFENDING CIVIL RIGHTS OF PATIENTS AND THEIR ACCESS TO LIFE-SUSTAINING HEALTH CARE healthcarecivilrights.org | healthcarecivilrights@gmail.com PRESS RELEASE Can I Be Required To Take The COVID-19 Vaccine? Contact: Michael Vacca, Christ Medicus Foundation: (248) 897-0599 March 8th 2021 As Members of the Health Care Civil Rights Task Force, our respective organizations have been fielding an increasing number of inquiries relating to individuals being required to take the COVID-19 vaccine. We offer this press release as a general response to this issue.  We [...]

18 12, 2020

Protect Your Conscience in the Workplace

2021-08-18T11:16:16-04:00December 18, 2020|COVID Resources, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA gives no legal advice. The NACN-USA Committee on Ethics and Spirituality The NACN-USA Committee on Ethics and Spirituality offers ten (10) suggestions for Catholic Nurses to protect their conscience, whether working in a Catholic or non-Catholic health care setting. Know the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) and follow them. Be proactive. Do not automatically assume that the ERDs and your conscientious objections will be honored. Make clear in the job interview process that you are a Catholic nurse and that you follow the [...]

11 11, 2020

Documents to Guide the Ethical Nurse

2021-11-18T13:58:11-05:00November 11, 2020|COVID Resources, Integration Of Faith And Health, Resources|

Documents for Guidance on Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice Vatican New Charter for Health Care Workers, 2017 Charter for Health Care Workers, 2014 CICIAMS - International Catholic Committee of Nurses & Nurse Practitioners CICIAMS Ethics Guidelines and Principles of Practice for Catholic Nurses and Midwives, July 2014 USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy, Committee on Doctrine, 2009 Ethical & Religious Directives (ERD) for Catholic Healthcare Organizations, 6th edition, June 2018 NCBC - The National Catholic Bioethics Center End of Life [...]

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