Emerging Topics in Catholic Health Care Ethics, Session 3: Conscience, Compromise and Complicity

A New Ethics Webinar Series Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association in cooperation with
Georgetown University Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Loyola University Chicago Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership
Saint Louis University Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics

In our ongoing commitment to provide timely, relevant information about emerging issues for Catholic health care, the Catholic Health Association is offering a monthly series of webinars to address and clarify critical ethical issues in caring for patients and families in Catholic hospitals, long-term care facilities and medical centers nationwide.

Each 45-minute session will examine the implications of a specific critical issue in clinical and organizational ethics in the context of Catholic Social Teaching and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs). 

This session will provide an overview of the debate and delve into more detail concerning "complicity/cooperation" when it comes to various compromise policies, such as effective referrals to willing providers. Jason Eberl, Ph.D., professor of health care ethics and philosophy, and director of Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University, will lead the discussion.