1 01, 2024

2023 Year in Review

2024-01-31T21:20:10-05:00January 1, 2024|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Member Updates & Emails, News, Patient Advocacy|

2023: A Year of Spiritual Nourishment, Advocacy, and Stewardship This report highlights 2023 NACN-USA accomplishments, endeavors underway, and vision for the coming year. Each pursuit presented involved active members from coast to coast. We have been blessed. Read the 2023 Year in Review

11 07, 2023

Proposed revisions to the Uniform Determination of Death Act

2023-11-19T21:24:07-05:00July 11, 2023|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

A letter to the Members of the Uniform Law Committee on the proposed revisions to the UDDA Read and Print Full Letter Date: July 11, 2023 The National Association of Catholic Nurses, USA (NACN-USA) is a professional Catholic Nursing organization whose members advocate to  protect the dignity and sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. Nurse members of NACN-USA strongly oppose the proposed revisions to the Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA) because: Death would be determined based on permanent verses irreversible circulatory or neurological criteria. [...]

6 07, 2023

NACN-USA Educational Session-“Why Patients Declared Brain Dead Are Really Brain Injured.”

2023-07-23T14:23:03-04:00July 6, 2023|blog, Educational Programs, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Please take some time to watch this video. NACN-USA offered this presentation to their membership in April 2023. Click the link below to view the presentation: https://youtu.be/eGWhmkOldHo      

12 04, 2023

“Why Patients Declared Brain Dead are Really Brain Injured.”

2023-04-19T16:36:04-04:00April 12, 2023|blog, Educational Programs, In The News, News, Our Events, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Why Patients Declared Brain Dead are Really Brain Injured Join us in this special presentation by Mr. Michael Arthur Vacca, JD who will present why patients declared brain dead are really brain injured. Mr. Vacca is a Catholic Lawyer, Certified Catholic Bioethicist and Spiritual Director, Chairman of Healthcare Civil Rights Task Force at Christ Medicus Foundation.  He will present on: The history of “brain death” and why it was invented by doctors at Harvard The medical, philosophical, and theological reasons why “brain death” is not the actual death of the [...]

9 04, 2023

Parental Rights Letter to Chairwoman Foxx

2023-05-09T12:27:22-04:00April 9, 2023|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

The NACN-USA Board of Directors agreed to co-sign on a Parental Rights letter dated March 21,2023. Read the entire letter here. The letter was addressed to the Honorable Virginia Foxx Chairwoman House of Representatives Committee on Education & the Workforce where it identified concerns of protecting Parental Rights towards the health and well being of all children. The House of Representatives agreed to create a "Parents Bill of Rights" acknowledging the rights of parents to view school curriculums including topics on health education, fundamental right of parents to direct their [...]

8 03, 2023

Nurses Fight to Protect Freedom and Conscience

2023-03-08T21:13:15-05:00March 8, 2023|blog, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Catholic Nurses are fighting to protect religious freedom and conscience rights in providing care with a recent co-authored statement to the Biden Administration's Health and Human Services. Public Comment Opposed to Some of the Provisions in “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes" [RIN 0945-AA18]1 Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals must be free to practice their professions in accordance with their professional judgment and ethical beliefs.  Without religious freedom and conscience protections such as were provided for in the 2019 Final Rule, healthcare professionals throughout the [...]

8 03, 2023

Pope Speaks on Human Trafficking

2023-03-08T16:05:24-05:00March 8, 2023|blog, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

February 8, 2023 marks the memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita, patron saint of victims of human trafficking.  Join Pope Francis in celebrating the Ninth International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, on the theme “Journeying in Dignity”. Read the Pope's message.  

22 02, 2023

Catholic Nurses Teach and Speak on Human Trafficking

2023-03-08T18:02:04-05:00February 22, 2023|Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Spiritual Nourishment|

Maria Arvonio, President Elect, recent guest-host of the Joe Velti, Holy Souls Ministry Radio Program, where she interviewed our member, Deb O'Hara Ruskowki, RN on the topic of human trafficking. We appreciate the opportunities coming from Joe Veltri to have Maria and the Catholic Nurse Voice on his program. Listen to the program from February 8, 2023. What does the Holy Father have to say about Human Trafficking? Read the message from Pope Francis here

15 02, 2023

End of Life Doula on Sacred Heart Radio

2023-03-08T20:02:15-05:00February 15, 2023|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Spiritual Nourishment|

Bonnie Blachly MSN, RN, Certified End of Life Doula, Catholic Nurse and Regional Director for Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa was interviewed on Dan Kennedy's Life Talk NW on Sacred Heart Radio. Bonnie shares her end-of-life class, Birthing Your Soul into Eternal Life, which she co-developed to train lay persons, parishioners, and healthcare professionals on preparation for death, dying, grief, mourning and bereavement.  The class is just a portion of the ministry, Momento Mori which Bonnie also presented at the CICIAMS World Congress [...]

14 11, 2022

Non-Prescription Oral Contraceptive

2023-11-19T19:31:39-05:00November 14, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Non-prescription oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. Catholic Nurses weighed in on the dangerous usage of a proposed contraceptive being available without prescription in this request for comment document the U.S. FDA.   November 14, 2022 Non-prescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Obstetrics, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee U.S. Food and Drug Administration Dockets Management Staff RE: FDA-2022-N-1959-0001. “Joint Meeting of the Non-prescription Drugs Advisory Committee and the Obstetrics, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments.” Read and Print PDF [...]

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