22 01, 2021

Recurring Calendar Events: Catholic, Nursing, Health Awareness

2021-01-22T00:00:00-05:00January 22, 2021|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Resources|

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 12, 2020

Redemptive Suffering

2021-08-07T11:55:09-04:00December 18, 2020|Educational Programs, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Resources, Spiritual Nourishment|

Redemptive Suffering - Slide Presentation Download Learn the difference between physical pain, psychological suffering, and symptom distress, along with the types and stages of suffering. Understand the compassionate response and be able to practice redemptive suffering. This slide presentation delivered in November 2019 by NACN-USA's Immediate Past President, Diana Ruzicka, MSN, MA, MA, PHN, RN  is available for download and study.

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 [...]

12 05, 2020

Holy Father, Pope Francis Speaks to Nurses

2021-07-28T13:47:49-04:00May 12, 2020|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Spiritual Nourishment|

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we celebrate International Nurses Day, in the context of the International Year of Nurses and Midwives officially declared by the World Health Organization. At this same time, we observe the bicentennial of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing. At this critical moment, marked by the global health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have rediscovered the fundamental importance of the role being played by nurses and midwives. Every day we witness the testimony of courage and sacrifice of healthcare workers, [...]

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