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 [...]

10 04, 2018

Catholic Nurses Oppose Assisted Suicide in New Jersey

2018-04-10T00:00:00-04:00April 10, 2018|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Letter in Opposition to the New Jersey Senate Bill S1072 "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act"aka Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia Letter to NJ Governor in Opposition to S1072 Letter to Senator Vitale, Chair, NJ Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee Information Flyer to Share - Oppose Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act" (A1504/S1072) New Jersey Senate Bill 1072 "Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act" sponsored by Sen. Nicholas Scutari [D] Assembly Bill 1504, sponsored by Rep. John Burzichelli[D], Rep. Timothy Eustace [...]

16 03, 2018

Nurses Testify Against New Jersey Assisted Suicide

2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00March 16, 2018|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Nurses Testifying at the New Jersey Statehouse against Assisted Suicide NJ Assembly Bill 1504 - Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide Monday, March 12, 2018, Dr. Marian (Mimi) Nowak, DNP, MPH, RN, CSN, FCN, FAAN represented the National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A. in testifying against proposed legislation legalizing assisted suicide in the state of New Jersey. Also testifying were members Dr. Patricia Sayers, DNP, RN and Patricia Staley, MSN, RN. Read the written testimony of Dr. Marian (Mimi) Nowak, DNP, MPH, RN, CSN, FCN, FAAN on behalf of NACN-USA in Opposition [...]

11 03, 2018

Comments on Discrimination

2018-03-11T00:00:00-05:00March 11, 2018|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Provides Comments on the American Nurses Association DRAFT Policy Statement on Discrimination ANA Draft PS on Discrimination NACN-USA Comments to ANA PS on Discrimination Thank you to Dr. Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RN, Chair, Ethics and Spirituality Committee and committee members Dr. Marie Hilliard, MS, MA, JCL, PhD, RN and Brother Ignatius Perkins, OP, PhD, FAAN for your contributions. Deadline for submission of comments to ANA is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

14 02, 2018

Global Abortion Policy to Strip Conscience Rights Protections

2018-02-14T00:00:00-05:00February 14, 2018|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

The National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A. Joined with 25,000 Physicians Fighting Proposed Global Abortion Policy to Strip Conscience Rights Protections The World Medical Association (WMA) representing 10 million physicians worldwide is poised to approve a policy that would demand doctors refer for abortion, even against their conscience. It is important to understand the differences between Referral and Transfer of Care. Read the Joint Letter to AMA in Opposition to WMA Proposed Changes Read the response from AMA and their position The WMA was founded in 1947 in response to [...]

23 01, 2018

Sanctity of Human Life

2018-01-23T00:00:00-05:00January 23, 2018|News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 22, 2018 On the Day of the 45th Annual March for Life, The President proclaimed January 22, 2018 the National Sanctity of Human Life Day.   Read the National Sanctity of Human Life Day Proclamation from President Trump  

19 01, 2018

Protect Conscience Rights

2018-01-19T00:00:00-05:00January 19, 2018|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

HHS Actions to Protect Conscience Rights of Americans Following comments submitted by NACN-USA and many other organizations in November and December (see below), in January 2018 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced: Two major actions to protect life and conscience rights of Americans: New guidance to state Medicaid directors restoring state flexibility to decide program standards. The letter issued rescinds 2016 guidance that specifically restricted states' ability to take certain actions against family-planning provider that offer abortion services. HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new [...]

22 12, 2017

NACN-USA Letter to California BRN

2017-12-22T00:00:00-05:00December 22, 2017|Educational Programs, In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Abortion Pill Reversal Program - CA BRN will Again Grant CEUs The California Board of Registered Nurses has reversed their decision to rescind CEU's from Heartbeat International's Abortion Pill Reversal course [Read Article #1]. In a written letter sent Dec. 19, the California Board of Registered Nursing notified Heartbeat International that it can now grant continuing education units (CEUs) to nurses who study a life-saving process known as Abortion Pill Reversal [Read Article #2]. NACN-USA joined Heartbeat International in their request for the CA BRN to continuing awarding CEUs.  This [...]

24 11, 2017

Removing Barriers to Federal Programs

2017-11-24T00:00:00-05:00November 24, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

HHS Removing Barriers to Participate in HHS Programs Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RNChair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee NACN-USA in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop and other organizations provided comments on Removing Barriers for Religious and Faith-Based Organizations to Participate in HHS Programs and Receive Public Funding. The HHS sought comments from faith-based organizations and other interested parties to inform HHS on how it may best identify and remove regulatory or other barriers in order for these institutions to participate in HHS-funded or regulated programs, [...]

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