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, [...]

17 11, 2017

Global Health Inequities Addressed

2017-11-17T00:00:00-05:00November 17, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Participants in the 32nd International Conference on the "Addressing Global Health Inequalities. In attendance at the Dicastery meeting were NACN-USA members: Marylee Meehan, RN, MA, NACN President (1996-1998), CICIAMS President Emeritus and Member of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers (2011-2017); Dr. Patricia Sayers, DNP, RN, CICIAMS United Nations Representative; Maria Arvonio, BSN, MA(HCE), RN, Northeast Regional Director and Ellen Gianoli, BSN, PHN, RN, Pacific Regional Director. Read the full message here. XXXII International Conference, 16-18 November [...]

23 10, 2017

Catholic Nurses Weigh In – HHS Strategic Plan

2017-10-23T00:00:00-04:00October 23, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

HHS DRAFT Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) solicited input to the HHS DRAFT Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 with this message.  Comments are due by October 27, 2017. Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RNChair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee Thank you Dr. Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RN, Chair, Ethics and Spirituality Committee for your excellent work drafting the NACN-USA comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) draft Strategic Plan. 10/23/2017

13 10, 2017

World Sight Day 2017

2017-10-13T00:00:00-04:00October 13, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect for the Dicastery from Promoting Integral Human Development, message on October 12, 2017 for the 30th Annual World Sight Day. Read full message here. "The celebration of the 30th World Sight Day, promoted by the World Health Organisation, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the World Blind Union, which takes place on 12 October 2017, is for me an opportunity to address a fraternal and cordial greeting to all those in the world who are engaged in the fight against blindness."

12 09, 2017

Catholic Nurses Comments to ANA

2017-09-12T00:00:00-04:00September 12, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Comments regarding the draft ANA Position Statement "A Call to Action: Cultivating Moral Resilience and A Culture of Ethical Practice" The ANA received comment on its draft revision on their position on the Cultivating Moral Resilience and A Culture of Ethical Practice. Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RNChair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee Thank you Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RN (Chair) and the Ethics and Spirituality Committee for formulating our comments. Read the NACN-USA comments on the ANA Position on Cultivating Moral Resilience and A Culture of [...]

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