Relevance: Connects to Experience
As 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.