July 2009 Audio Conference
presented by Thomas A. Nairn, OFM, Ph.D.
Wednesdays, July 1, 2009 and July 8, 2009
Optional Third Session, Wednesday, July 15, 2009
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Central Time
Program Summary: These audio conferences will provide both an overview of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, and well as examine these directives as a guide to spiritual care providers’ daily ethical decision-making.
About the Presenter: Rev. Thomas A. Nairn, OFM, PhD is Senior Director, Ethics, for Catholic Health Association, USA. He has taught both in the US and internationally, and has been consultant to multiple organizations on ethics issues. He is in the process of both editing one book and completing another, and has published several articles on medical ethics which have appeared in such journals as Health Progress, New Theology Review, The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics, The Journal of Lutheran Ethics, the AMA’s online journal Virtual Mentor, and the anthology On Moral Medicine.
Following these sessions, participants will be able to:
Possess a working knowledge of the context and purpose of the Ethical and Religious Directives.
Understand how the introductions and directives of each section of the Directives work together.
Learn through case study and questions ways to apply the Directives to ministry’s ethical decision-making.
Fr. Nairn began the first session with a presentation, followed by facilitated participant exchange. Between the two sessions, the participants were given case studies to review. The second session included both presentation and care review. The participants qualify for up to 3 CEHs for the two sessions.
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services Part 1
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services Part 2
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services Part 3 (discussion)