Understanding and Applying the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services - An Educational Resource for Physicians

This interactive educational resource contains video, case studies, a glossary of ERD terms and other supporting materials to provide physicians with an understanding of the meaning and application of the ERDs in Catholic health care, the guidance they provide and the special role physicians play in carrying out the healing ministry of Jesus. The video features instructor Dan Sulmasy, MD, Ph.D., physician and ethicist from the University of Chicago Medical School, along with physicians, ethicists and church leaders from Catholic health care in a multipart format that addresses the Introduction and each of the six parts of the ERDs. Components include: Prayers, case studies and response keys, facilitator guide, glossary, selected readings and media, evaluation and acknowledgments. Designed for individual or group learning, the resource may be viewed in whole or in part as schedules permit.

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