Just in Time
- Ethics Education Exclusively for Mission Leaders
CHA's ethics education program is
designed exclusively for and limited to mission leaders in systems,
facilities and regional organizations to support their critical role in the
Profound changes in health care, new
business models, population health and delivery are transforming the face of
health care in the U.S. and the Catholic health ministry.
These changes raise unprecedented
challenges for mission leaders who are responsible for ethics within their
organizations and for safeguarding Catholic identity.
The 12-month program from March 30, 2017
to March 9, 2018 consists of an ideal blend of in-person meetings and online
sessions to accommodate busy schedules. The program begins with an in-person
meeting and orientation March 30-31, 2017 in CHA's St. Louis office, followed by
a series of eight online sessions that begin every six weeks. Each session may
be completed during the six-week interval in which it is offered. The program
culminates with an in-person meeting March 8-9, 2018, at CHA's St. Louis office
to integrate learning
How Will the Program Benefit
The ethics education program
will support new and experienced mission leaders by:
- Providing a foundation in Catholic
social teaching and moral principles and their relationship to health care.
- Promoting an understanding of the
complex ethical and moral issues facing the ministry.
- Helping mission leaders recognize
when and how to resolve ethical issues that arise within their organizations,
and equally important, recognizing when to refer issues to a professional
- Understanding and applying the Ethical and Religious Directives for
Catholic Health Care Services and utilizing other ethical resources available to Catholic
- Learning how to facilitate the work
of ethics committees.
- Becoming familiar with ethics
consults in acute, long-term care and community health.
- Applying Catholic moral principles
to real-world situations through case studies.
- Networking with other mission
leaders in a small group learning environment that is limited to 24
In-Person and Online: The Best
of Both Worlds
accommodate mission leaders' busy schedules and to optimize learning and
interaction, the program features an ideal blend of in-person meetings and
online sessions to understand key principles in clinical and organizational
ethics. In addition to providing a foundation in Catholic social teaching and
moral principles vital to Catholic health care, the curriculum will examine
critical issues around beginning and end-of-life care, ethics committees,
partnerships, shaping organizational culture, new frameworks for ethics beyond
acute care settings and more. Faculty are noted ministry ethicists and
theologians who have years of experience in Catholic health care