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.
XXXII International Conference, 16-18 November 2017
Theme: Addressing Global Health Inequalities
Location: The Vatican in the New Synod Hall
Cost: No Cost
Organized by: The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Expected Results: This project, taken as a whole, represents a contribution of charity, ethics, pastoral care in health and the Church (involving a proposed solution) to addressing the subject of disparities and inequalities in the field of health in the world. The setting in motion and the pursuit of the objectives of study and dialogue between all the Catholic health-care institutions of the world will project the international community of pastoral care in health towards the world congress which will be held in the Vatican in November 2018. This is when the foundations and the central infrastructure will be established for the creation of the most important federative network of cooperation of Catholic health-care institutions.