2017 SUMMIT / CONFERENCE
CATHOLIC NURSES MINISTERING IN THE SPIRIT OF FRANCIS
October 6-8, 2017

St. Pius X Parish Life Center
5 Barbara Street, South Yarmouth, Mass.

Abstracts, Presentation, Handouts, Posters & Conference Directory (Click Here for Members Section)

CONFERENCE GOALS:

• This Summit/Conference, through Catholic teaching, we will focus on educational programs, spiritual nourishment, patient advocacy, and integration of faith and health, as we reach outward to the larger Church and our communities.
• We will offer support to those in need. This will be accomplished by addressing pressing issues of today. They are drugs pre-birth to pre-death, veteran suicide and the truth about Reiki and Yoga.
• As members, we will continue to share our faith and values with other healthcare workers, family members, clergy and religious. All attendees will participate in dialogue to produce concrete action plans and tools to go forth in this secular world.

OBJECTIVES


1. Examine issues related to drugs pre-birth to pre-death, military service member and veteran suicide, Reiki, and Yoga.
2. Engage with Catholic nurses from practice, education, research, and policy to step up to the plate with new ways to impact advances in patient advocacy.
3. Produce concrete action plans and tools.
4. Deepen our Catholic conscience to act on moral and ethical issues which conflict with secular society.

Conference Program

Apostolic Blessing upon Attendees of the NACN-USA Summit from
His Holiness Pope Francis

Best wishes for a successful Summit from Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker &
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito

Featured Speakers: Faith, values, bioethics and health


The Most Reverend
Edgar da Cunha, S.V.D.
Bishop of the
Diocese of Fall River

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY OCTOBER 6, 2017
7:00 AM Mass, St. Piux X Catholic Church

OPENING CEREMONY & ADDRESS

The Most Reverend Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River

“David and Goliath”

Marylee Meehan MA, RN
President Emeritus CICIAMS (status assigned by Pope Francis in 2017)
President NACN-USA (1996-1998)
President, International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico Social Assistants (CICIAMS)
(2007-2012)
Member, Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Healthcare Workers (Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI) (2011-2017)

“St Faustina’s Diary: Messages – Care for the Sick and Dying”

Fr Kazimierz Chwalek (Fr. Kaz)
Born in Poland and one of the original translators of “The Diary of St. Faustina”
Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception Marians Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Interviewer Maria Arvonio MA, RN, NACN-USA – Northeast Regional Director
CICIAMS United Nations NGO – NY Delegate

Blue Ribbon Panel – Drugs Pre-birth to Pre-death


Pre-Birth Women’s Health

Mary Lee Barron, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Intrauterine Drug Exposure

Margaret Humm, MSN, CNS-MCH

Fact or Fiction – What Do We Know About Adolescent Substance Use: Myths and Trends of Alcohol, Drugs and Teenage Behavior

Katherine Soss Prihoda, DNP, APN, Rutgers, University, Camden, NJ

Our Rich Catholic Tradition of Redemptive Suffering and Appropriate Approaches to Pain Management

Diana Ruzicka, RN, MSN, MA, MA, CNS-BC, COL, U.S. Army Retired
President, National Association of Catholic Nurses, U.S.A.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Deacon W. Gallerizzo, Physician Assistant

1:15 PM Rosary

AFTERNOON TASK FORCE GROUPS RECOMMENDATIONS: Drugs Pre-birth to Pre-death

SATURDAY, October 7, 2017
8:00 AM Mass, St. Piux X Catholic Church

“The New Evangelization: Deepening our Catholic conscience to act on moral and ethical issues”

Fr. Daniel Cambra, MIC
Director of the Marian Evangelization Team and the Holy Souls Sodality Stockbridge, Massachusetts

“Deepening our Catholic Nurse Consciences to Act as Moral Agents of Patient Advocacy”

Dr. Marie Hilliard, DM, MS, MA, JCL, PhD, RN
Co-chair: CMA Ethics Committee
Director of Bioethics and Policy: National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia, PA
President Elect: NACN-USA
Chair: Ethics Committee, CICIAMS

1:15 PM Rosary

Blue Ribbon Panel: Military Service and Veteran Suicide


Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Office 101

Mr. George Parisi, Acting Director, Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO)

Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention

Abigail Beagan, Coordinator, Boston VA

Suicide Prevention Office

LTC Barbara McCormick, USAF Reserve

Chase the Tail or Crush the Head Part 1: Wounds (Unbound Ministry)

Deacon Joseph Cooley, Archdiocese of Boston, MA

AFTERNOON TASK FORCE GROUP RECOMMENDATIONS: MILITARY SERVICE MEMBER AND VETERAN SUICIDE


5:30 PM The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with The Most Reverend Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River – Celebrant

Banquet & Awards – Hyannis Yacht Club

SUNDAY, October 8, 2017
7:00 AM Mass, St. Piux X Catholic Church

New Evangelization continued-the Church’s position on Reiki and Yoga

Fr. Daniel Cambra, MIC
Director of the Marian Evangelization Team and the Holy Souls Sodality Stockbridge, Massachusetts

“The Spiritual-Moral-Ethical Self and Nursing

Sister Callista Roy, CSJ (Carondelet L.A.), PhD RN FAAN
Professor and Nurse Theorist (Roy Adaptation Model)
William Connell School of Nursing
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Adjunct Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, California
Designated a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing (2007).

“The Truth about Reiki, and Yoga”

Maria Arvonio MA, RN
Northeast Regional Director, NACN-USA
CICIAMS United Nations NGO NY Delegate

St. Marianne Cope, A North American nurse canonized in 2012

Kate Mahoney, 1st Miracle Recipient
Kristin Barrett-Anderson, Director, Saint Marianne Cope Shrine and Museum
1:35 P.M. – Rosary

Blue Ribbon Panel – Healing and Fitness – Issues & Solution


Healing in Jesus Christ Part II: Encounter(Unbound Ministry)

Deacon Joseph Cooley, Archdiocese of Boston, MA

Curatio Apostolate for Healthcare Professionals

Diane Johnson, RN, Director

Cathletix – DVD

Roxanne Rubinic, Director

Pietra Fitness

Karen Barbieri, Director

Soul Core

1:35 PM Rosary

AFTERNOON TASK FORCE GROUPS RECOMMENDATIONS

CHARITABLE ACT

* A Baby Center of Cape Cod provides for critical basic needs of children who live on Cape Cod and the Islands.
* Recipients: Qualified parents or guardians who have a child or foster child under the age of 3 years or expectant mothers at least 30 weeks pregnant.
* A Baby Center offers: diapers, wipes, baby wash, formula, baby food, ointments, clothing newborn to 4T, resource information, and home visits. All services are free and confidential.
* Registrants are encouraged to bring a donated item for A Baby Center. Financial donations can be made directly online with A Baby Center:atwww.ababycenter.org
* God Blessings and thank you for your generosity