.- The National Catholic Bioethics Center has announced some important upcoming events for those who work in the health care or research field. The events are open to the public.
As part of their mission to help Catholics understand how to apply the Church’s moral teaching in today’s world of medicine, the center is sponsoring a series of seminars and a year-long distance learning certification program in health care ethics.
In 2007-2008 the NCBC will offer a series of one and two day seminars in cities across the country on "The Catholic Tradition in Health Care Ethics." At the heart of these programs is the application of the "Ethical and Religious Directives for Health Care Services" of the United States Bishops to complex contemporary ethical dilemmas. Participants may choose to attend seminars in Boston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Paul, or San Francisco. See the NCBC website for details of the events.
Continuing education credits are offered for some of these programs to doctors, nurses and chaplains through various accrediting agencies. See http://www.ncbcenter.org for details.
Those interested in furthering their knowledge of the Roman Catholic ethical tradition in the health care ministry through these programs are encouraged to visit the NCBC website or contact Julie Kelley, Administrative Assistant to Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. at 215-877-2660.
The NCBC was founded in 1972 to provide expert moral analysis and philosophical reflection to developments medicine and the life sciences.