28 03, 2018

Freedom and Conscience Rights for Nurses

2018-03-28T00:00:00-04:00March 28, 2018|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Resources|

NACN-USA Provides Comments on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Rule Protecting the Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights of Healthcare Practitioners, Professionals and Organizations NACN-USA provided comments on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule protecting the religious freedom and conscience rights of healthcare practitioners, professionals and organizations by co-signing a letter drafted by First Liberty in collaboration with Dr. Marie Hilliard, President-Elect and Dr. Carolyn Laabs, Chair Ethics & Spirituality Committee. Read the Joint Comments with First Liberty on HHS Rule RIN 0945-ZA03-Proposed Rule from [...]

22 12, 2017

NACN-USA Letter to California BRN

2017-12-22T00:00:00-05:00December 22, 2017|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Abortion Pill Reversal Program - CA BRN will Again Grant CEUs The California Board of Registered Nurses has reversed their decision to rescind CEU's from Heartbeat International's Abortion Pill Reversal course [Read Article #1]. In a written letter sent Dec. 19, the California Board of Registered Nursing notified Heartbeat International that it can now grant continuing education units (CEUs) to nurses who study a life-saving process known as Abortion Pill Reversal [Read Article #2]. NACN-USA joined Heartbeat International in their request for the CA BRN to continuing awarding CEUs.  This [...]

10 07, 2017

CICIAMS Ethics Committee News

2017-07-10T00:00:00-04:00July 10, 2017|Educational Programs, In The News, News, Resources|

Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, MS, MA, JCL, PhD, RN Chair, CICIAMS Ethics Committee A Catholic health care worker has a unique vocational call. Among all the functions carried out on behalf of our ministry, for which each of us has been commissioned by our baptism, the most important vocational call of this ministry is that of accompaniment. Pope Francis often has spoken of this obligation. When speaking to the bishops of Brazil while in Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day in 2013, Pope Francis [addressing the plight of refugees] [...]

23 08, 2016

Catholic Nurse Congress in Africa

2016-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23, 2016|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Resources, Spiritual Nourishment|

6th Congress of the English Speaking Africa Region of CICIAMS Theme: Scaling up Africa Health Services, through Nurses, the Merciful Careers of Humanity" Catholic Diocese of Manzini, Swaziland, South Africa, 23-26 August 2016. Read the Draft Agenda with Registration in this PDF    

24 04, 2015

Ruzicka Receives Greeley Award

2015-04-24T00:00:00-04:00April 24, 2015|Educational Programs, In The News, News, Resources, Spiritual Nourishment|

COL Diana Ruzicka, USA Retired, RN, MSN (Oncology & Administration), MA (Army War College), MA (Theology-pending Thesis), CNS-BC 2015 ENDOW - Julia Greeley Award ENDOW (Educating on the Nature & Dignity of Women) is a private lay apostolate of the Catholic Church. Endow offers small study groups as a primary means of connecting women and girls in faith and friendship while exploring Catholic teachings. All nurses would benefit from the study On the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering (Salvifici Doloris). Visit Endow Website

23 09, 2014

Ireland Hosts World Congress 2014

2014-09-23T00:00:00-04:00September 23, 2014|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources, Spiritual Nourishment|

CICIAMS XIX World Congress - Dublin, Ireland September 23-26, 2014 U.S. delegation: Dr. Marie Hilliard, Kathy Kirkpatrick, Alma Abuelouf, Marylee Meehan & Lorette Tierman                     CICIAMS XIX World Congress on Protecting Family Life: The Roles and Responsibilities of Nurse and Midwives was held September 23-26, 2014, hosted by the Catholic Nurses Guild of Ireland at All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. [Read conference presentations] The conference began with an opening Mass and welcome reception on Tuesday evening. The next three [...]

1 07, 2014

Ethics and Principles of Catholic Nurses

2014-07-01T00:00:00-04:00July 1, 2014|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Resources|

Ethics Guidelines and Principles of Practice for Catholic Nurses and Midwives Nursing and Midwifery practice globally is marked by extraordinary change. Not only is the change due technological advances, but because the system is being challenged by both institutional and social factors in different cultural settings. At the same time, there are many developments within the Church which affects the ecclesial mission of health care generally and nursing and midwifery practice. A contemporary understanding of the Catholic health care ministry must take into account the new challenges posed by the [...]

14 05, 2014

Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (Pastoral Care)

2014-05-14T00:00:00-04:00May 14, 2014|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

November 20-22, 2014 - PCHCW Annual Conference, Vatican City. Theme: Autism November 21-23, 2013 - PCHCW Annual Conference in Vatican City. Theme: The Elderly June 14-15, 2013 - PCHCW, IV International Study Meeting, Vatican City, Theme: The Child as a Person and as a Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Compared. Attended by Marylee Meehan, NACN-USA Member and PCHCW Member appointed to the council by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. The General Session addressed Pediatric Medicine Faced with Malaise and Disturbance in Children and The Suffering Child: Experiences Compared. There were 36 presenters [...]

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