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.

View the member-only resources for the ERDs.