Clinical Ethics

Clinical EthicsAs Catholic Health Care leaders, we work to develop and ensure account- ability for ethical policies, practices, and behaviors in our clinical settings. We connect ethical responsibility (love of neighbor) with its spiritual foundation (love of God).

Clinical ethics entails:

  • Creating and sustaining a culture that supports all – associates and patients – who are struggling with moral dilemmas and moral distress,
  • Engaging the ethical dimension of continual improvement in medical quality and patient safety, n Focusing on the Catholic positions on specific issues, most prominently those around the beginning and end of life.

We must be able to articulate:

  • The theological rationale for Catholic positions,
  • The scientific and medical components of these positions, n The social and political implications of these positions.

Ethical responsibility brings leaders into ongoing dialogue and cooperation with both physicians and bishops.

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