11 11, 2020

Healthcare Ethics

2020-11-11T00:00:00-05:00November 11, 2020|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 [...]

11 11, 2020

Vatican Documents

2020-11-11T00:00:00-05:00November 11, 2020|Integration Of Faith And Health, Resources|

The New Charter for Health Care Workers --- 2017 From the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers " [TRANSLATED BY THE NCBC - ORDER HERE], 2017. The Charter for Health Care Workers --- 1994 From the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers " [READ HERE], 1994. Congregation for Catholic Education Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education [READ HERE] February 2, 2019. Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue ---Pontifical Council for Culture Jesus [...]

30 08, 2019

Nurse Conscience Rights

2019-08-30T00:00:00-04:00August 30, 2019|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Resources|

Good News for Nurses' Conscience Rights Protection Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RNChair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee It is good to know that at last laws protecting conscience objection to participating in abortion are being enforced. On August 28, 2019 the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMC) was put on notice by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for violating the Church amendments by forcing nurses to assist with abortions against their moral objections. Upon an investigation by the OCR, the [...]

24 07, 2019

Healthcare Right of Conscience

2019-07-24T00:00:00-04:00July 24, 2019|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Resources|

Opposition to "Group of Six" Medical Associations Protect the Unborn and Our Healthcare Right of Conscience Read the Press Release The National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A (NACN-USA). has joined with the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA), American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), Catholic Medical Association (CMA), the Coptic Medical Association and the National Catholic Bioethics Center to protect the unborn and our healthcare right of conscience in opposition to statements made by leading medical associations, the “Group of Six.” The “Group [...]

22 07, 2019

Immunizations Grown in Aborted Fetal Cells

2019-07-22T00:00:00-04:00July 22, 2019|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Urges the FDA to Find Alternatives to Immunizations Grown in Aborted Fetal Cells "While alternative vaccines exist in the United States for polio, rabies and shingles, there are no ethically-produced alternatives for the Hepatitis A, MMR and Varivax vaccines. Specififcally, the rubella portion of the MMR uses RA27/3 virus which was cultivated on the WI-38 cell line, both of which involved nearly 100 elective abortions in the research and development. Likewise, the Varivax (chickenpox) vaccine also uses both WI-38 and yet another aborted fetal cell line, MRC-5, which was [...]

30 05, 2019

Request AMA to Oppose Assisted Suicide

2019-05-30T00:00:00-04:00May 30, 2019|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Requests the AMA Oppose Assisted Suicide & Assisted Death At the American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting in Chicago next week, June 8-12, 2019 the AMA will consider again whether to change its position of opposition to Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) to a position of one of neutrality. In addition, the delegates from the state of New Mexico have proposed (resolution #20) to change the terminology to that of "Physician Assisted Dying" (PAD) and are recommending a position of "engaged neutrality." Read the letter that the National Association [...]

2 04, 2019

Oppose Misnamed “Equality Act”

2019-04-02T00:00:00-04:00April 2, 2019|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Joins Coalition Opposing the HR5 the misnamed "Equality Act" The bill would effectively mandate that all health care professionals perform and pay for "transition-affirming therapies" against their best medical judgment. Marie Hilliard, RN, MS, MA, JCL,PhD, Past President, NACN-USA "Equality Act" - Coordinated by the Heritage Foundation, the NACN-USA  joined the Pro-Life OBGYNs, Catholic Medical Association, National Catholic Bioethics Center, American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical Association, and the Physicians Resource Council of Focus on the Family in co-signing a letter to the Judiciary Committee of the [...]

17 03, 2019

NACN-USA Comments on ANA Proposal

2019-03-17T00:00:00-04:00March 17, 2019|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

The Nurse's Role when a Patient Requests Aid in Dying NACN-USA Provides Comments on the American Nurses Association Proposed Position Statement: "The Nurse's Role when a Patient Requests Aid in Dying" Read The ANA Proposed Position Statement » Read The NACN-USA Comments to the Statement » Listen To The Colleen Kelly Mast's Radio Program Discussing The Topic from March 30, 2019 » Update On June 22, 2019, the American Nurses Association (ANA) issued a new position statement, "The Nurse's Role When a Patient Requests Medical Aid in Dying," which supersedes [...]

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