Oral Statement Presented by: Marian Nowak DNP, MPH, RN, FAAN The International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants (CICIAMS) Comite International Catholique des Infirmieres et Assistantes Medico-Sociales 54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development United Nations New York, New York April 19-23, 2021 Theme: Population, Food Security, Nutrition, and Sustainable Development CICIAMS Representation Team: M. Arvonio, M. Nowak, and P. Sayers Commission Chair, Distinguished Panel Members, National Representatives, and Guests: During the first World Food Conference in 1974, Henry Kissinger made the famous statement “within 10 years [...]
The First Civil Disobedience Case in Recorded History Involved Two APNs (13 Century B.C.) An Overview of the Right of Conscience Exercised by Shiphrah and Puah United Nations CICIAMS Nurse DelegatesDr. Patricia Sayers, DNP, RN; Dr. Mimi Nowak, DNP, MPH, RN, CSN, FCN; Patricia Staley, RN; Maria Arvonio, BSN, MA (HCE), RN By Patricia A. Sayers, DNP, RN This article reviews the first civil disobedience case in recorded history. The case occurred in Egypt during the 13 Century B.C. The case involved two advanced practice nurses (APNs) named [...]
Congratulations to the Catholic Nurses in the Diocese of Lansing for establishing a local council. Through the leadership of Cynthia DL Thelen, MSN, LNHA, BSN, RN and a determined steering committee, these Nurses have worked diligently throughout the pandemic to develop the Diocese of Lansing Council of Catholic Nurses. The local council is under the spiritual direction of Fr. Tim Nelson. Monthly meetings are scheduled for the 1st Wednesday of every month in Jackson with a focus on nursing ethics, professional formation, and fellowship. Join with them in celebration at their [...]
We are excited to highlight a young and talented artist, Trisa de Sousa, who has created an original image of Bless Hanna Chrzanowska. Trisha has the image available to view on her Instagram page or her website. This is how she described the creative process: I found a quote that is attributed to her by Gosia Brykczynska in an interview she did with Joanna Bogle in the Faith Magazine "What dignity belongs to our profession! Christ in us serves Christ in the other person." I thought this was such a [...]
HEALTH CARE CIVIL RIGHTS TASK FORCE DEFENDING CIVIL RIGHTS OF PATIENTS AND THEIR ACCESS TO LIFE-SUSTAINING HEALTH CARE healthcarecivilrights.org | email@example.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 are not making any definitive pronouncement about the status of [...]
Recurring Events January 22 - National Sanctity of Human Life Day, U.S.A. declared by President Donald J. Trump as he addressed the 45th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. in 2018. January 26, 2020-3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time --- Sunday of the Word of God His Holiness Pope Francis announced on September 30, 2019 that the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary time would be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God. September 30, 2019 celebrates 1600 years since the death of St. Jerome, the man [...]
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 ERDs. Make sure there is an understanding that your conscience will be respected prior to accepting a job offer. Know the employer policies in regard to the activities in which you are asked to participate and any conscience protections. [...]
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Powerful content for Catholic Nurses. These documents for guidance on ethical issues in Nursing Practice comes from traditional sources of the Vatican, USCCB, CICIAMS and private sources like NCBC.