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 [...]

2 11, 2022

Help Us Grow

2024-04-14T18:05:59-04:00November 2, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Spiritual Nourishment|

  The largest group of healthcare professionals is Nurses who touch our lives at schools, offices, clinics and of course hospitals. Help Nurses to grow in support of one another through membership in the NACN-USA. Print and post our Membership flyer at your parish, school or place of work. What the world needs in more Catholic Nurses!  What Catholic Nurses need is the friendship and support from another Catholic Nurse. Get Flyer Here

28 10, 2022

Open Letter to AMA Condemning Eminence-based Medicine

2023-11-20T06:46:54-05:00October 28, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Open letter to AMA, CHA, AAP discussing tactics of harassment, intimidation and threats of violence. Read and Print Full Letter October 28, 2022 Dear American Medical Association, Children’s Hospital Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics, On behalf of the American College of Pediatricians, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Catholic Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, the Coalition for Jewish Values Healthcare Council, the Coptic Medical Association of North America, and the National Association of Catholic Nurses, USA, we write this open letter in response [...]

26 01, 2022

Catholic Nurses File Comments with HHS

2022-01-26T14:11:40-05:00January 26, 2022|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Filed today, January 26, 2022, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health & Human Services Subj: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023, File Code CMS-9911-P, RIN 0938-AU65 Dear Sir or Madam: On behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Christian Legal Society, National Association of Evangelicals, National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A., The National Catholic Bioethics Center, and Thomas More Society, we respectfully submit the following comments on the proposed rule, published in 87 Fed. [...]

11 11, 2021

Opportunities Abroad

2021-12-29T12:42:20-05:00November 11, 2021|Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy, Resources, Spiritual Nourishment|

Disclaimer:  Though these opportunities are extended to NACN-USA members — Please note that these are independent trips and are not sponsored by NACN-USA. Volunteers represent themselves and are not representing NACN-USA. Short Term Opportunities In Lourdes, European "Hospitalities" help travelers from their countries make pilgrimage to Lourdes.Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers (often referred to as Lourdes Volunteers) is the Hospitality in the Americas recognized by the Sanctuary at Lourdes. A non-profit charitable organization and a Public Association of the Christian Faithful (status under the [...]

9 09, 2021

Informed Consent and Forming Conscience in 2021

2021-09-09T22:02:40-04:00September 9, 2021|COVID Resources, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

Documents related to informed consent and forming conscience. Catechism of the Catholic Church-ARTICLE 6 - Conscience NCBC-Statement On Vaccine Mandates CDF-Respect for Human Life in Its Origin CDF-Note On the Morality of Using Some Anti-COVID-19 Vaccines    

29 08, 2021

Vaccine Mandate Statement from NCBC

2021-08-29T10:28:50-04:00August 29, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

As resources and new evidence continues to be developed, the NACN-USA strives to share those with our members.  If you have a Catholic Nurse in your life, consider sharing our website with them and encourage membership.  We are stronger together as Catholic Nurses in living out the mission Christ has called us to.  If you are not a Catholic Nurse but would like to support our association consider becoming an Associate Member or make a donation. The following is an excerpt from an updated statement from the National Catholic Bioethics [...]

20 08, 2021

Call For Abstracts – 2022 CICIAMS World Congress

2021-10-14T14:26:10-04:00August 20, 2021|Educational Programs, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Our Events, Patient Advocacy, World Congress|

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 2022 CICIAMS World Congress The 2022 CICIAMS XXI Congress will bring together Catholic Nurses from across the globe. Important dates are listed below.  Presentations, breakout group activities, and posters are to address one or more of the five objectives. Opens: August 20, 2021 (Memorial of Saint Bernard) Closes: November 30, 2021 Theme: United in Mission, United in Faith Objectives Strengthen the nursing response to the Papal call for solidarity in faith and action among Catholic Nurses (Pope Pius,1935). Promote integration of Catholic teachings within evidence-based nursing practices, [...]

18 08, 2021

Ethical and Religious Directives

2021-08-18T10:40:43-04:00August 18, 2021|COVID Resources, Educational Programs, Integration Of Faith And Health, Patient Advocacy|

The NACN-USA Committee on Ethics and Spirituality suggest that Catholic nurses, 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. This sixth edition of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services was developed by the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and approved by the USCCB at its June 2018 Plenary Assembly. PREAMBLE "Health care in the United States is marked by extraordinary change. [...]

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