Ethics

Ethical and Religious Directives

The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, often called the ERDs or the Directives, is the document that offers moral guidance, drawn from the Catholic Church's theological and moral teachings, on various aspects of health care delivery. The Directives can be found on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

CHA offers a variety of resources to help members of the ministry understand and apply the ERDs through a series of webinars, publications and online resources.

NEW for 2014! Understanding and Applying the Ethical and Religious Directives

Based on the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, this newly-updated resource is designed to help educate ministry health care professionals about important aspects of the Directives in a readily accessible and engaging new format.

 

Understanding and Applying the Ethical and Religious Directives for Physicians

Designed for individual and group learning, this resource contains video and supporting educational materials to provide physicians with an understanding of the meaning and application of the ERDs in Catholic health care.