6 09, 2017

Passage of Conscience Protection Act of 2017

2017-09-06T00:00:00-04:00September 6, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Joins the USCCB and 32 other Organizations in a Joint Letter to Congress to Urge the Passage of Conscience Protection Act of 2017 The National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A. joined the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and thirty-two other major pro-life, religious, and health care organizations on September 6 urging the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644/S. 301). Signatories include numerous medical groups representing tens of thousands of health care professionals who object to abortion and are [...]

25 08, 2017

Petition to Supreme Court to End Surrogacy Contracts

2017-08-25T00:00:00-04:00August 25, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA petitions US Supreme Court to End Surrogacy Contracts which Treat the Child as a Commodity Similar to Human Trafficking The National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A. has joined other organizations, respectful of human life and the dignity of human procreation, in filing a friend of the court (Amicus) brief to the US Supreme Court demonstrating the detrimental effects on the child, and the vulnerable gestational mother, of Surrogacy Contracts. The goal is to have such contracts declared unconstitutional. Read Amicus brief

5 08, 2017

UN to Exclude Right to Life of Unborn

2017-08-05T00:00:00-04:00August 5, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

United Nations Human Rights Committee proposes to exclude the Unborn from a Right to Life The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UN HRC) has composed a draft of a General Comment to Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  Article 6 addresses the Right to Life. The UN HRC is inviting comments on this draft.  A major concern of this draft is that it clearly excludes the unborn from a right to life and, thus, imposes a worldwide right to abortion. Read the UN-HRC Draft Comments [...]

30 07, 2017

Opposing Assisted Suicide in AMA

2017-07-30T00:00:00-04:00July 30, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Urges AMA not to change their policy of opposition to assisted suicide Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RNChair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RN Chair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee In June 2016, at the annual meeting, the 540 members of the American Medical Association (AMA) house of delegates, representing all facets of the house of medicine, voted to ask the board of trustees to study the issue of physician assisted suicide. The board has referred the item to the AMA Council on Ethical [...]

8 07, 2017

Life of Charlie Gard

2017-07-08T00:00:00-04:00July 8, 2017|In The News, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

The NACN-USA Shares the Concerns of The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) for Charlie Gard and His Parents NCBC Statement on the Charlie Gard Case The NCBC statement reminds us to look to the teachings of the Catholic Church for guidance. This is excellent advice. They can be found, for example, in the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services and in papal documents such as Evangelium Vitae, as well as in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. As the NCBC states, cases that rely on media reports, [...]

6 07, 2017

Ethical Responsibility to Manage Pain and Suffering

2017-07-06T00:00:00-04:00July 6, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Comments regarding the draft ANA Position Statement on The Ethical Responsibility to Manage Pain and Suffering Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RNChair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee The ANA received comment on its draft revision on their position on the Ethical Responsibility to Management Pain and Suffering. 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 the Ethical Responsibility to Manage Pain and Suffering.

4 07, 2017

2017 Convocation of Catholic Leaders

2017-07-04T00:00:00-04:00July 4, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders The Joy of the Gospel in America July 1-4, 2017, Orlando, Florida The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops convened an unprecedented gathering of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from across the country in order to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States. The gathering assembled Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the culture. [...]

3 07, 2017

Convocation of Catholic Leaders

2017-07-03T00:00:00-04:00July 3, 2017|Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Convocation of Catholic Leaders - The Joy of the Gospel in America USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders --- NACN-USA DisplayDr. Marie Hilliard, MA, MS, JCL, PhD, RN, President-Elect, Diana Ruzicka, MSN, MA, MA, CNS-BC, RN, President & Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN, Southeast Regional Director (2012-2014 President) From July 1-4, 2017 in Orlando, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) convened the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America. This unprecedented gathering, led by the bishops of the United States brought together between 3,000-4,000 [...]

12 06, 2017

Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644)

2017-06-12T00:00:00-04:00June 12, 2017|Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 644) The Conscience Protection Act (CPA) of 2017 (H.R. 644) has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Diane Black (R-TN) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and in the Senate (S. 301) by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK). This much-needed, common-sense legislation addresses several “loopholes” in current federal laws that have allowed violations of conscience rights to continue and would ensure that those who provide health care and health coverage can continue to do so without being forced by government to help destroy innocent [...]

30 05, 2017

POLST & Pew Charitable Trusts

2017-05-30T00:00:00-04:00May 30, 2017|In The News, Integration Of Faith And Health, News, Patient Advocacy, Resources|

NACN-USA Comments Regarding POLST & Pew Charitable Trusts Letter to Secretary Price NACN-USA Letter to Secretary Price regarding POLST A Letter from the Campaign for Truth in Advance Care Planning signed by many NACN-USA members regarding POLST. Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RNChair, Ethics & Spirituality Committee

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