Last month the Ministry of Care & Companionship Committee offered a webinar titled: Moral and Spiritual Distress. The presentation was a panel that included: Sr. Nuala Kenney, SC., Alana Cormier, MD, Monica McNarmara, RN. These three medical professions spoke to the moral and spiritual distress experience that health care workers have faced in light of medical assistance in dying.
Do you feel called to visit the sick, terminally ill, dying and bereaved in your parish community? As a member of a parish, you would represent your parish community by journeying with a person and being a loving support by listening, with some understanding of the challenges with which they may be coping, to ease the suffering and improve quality of life. Would your parish like to enhance the outreach ministry to include palliative care volunteer visits?
An upcoming webinar titled: Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada Health Care Perspectives is being broadcast on September 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET.
This 90 minute webinar provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about these important matters:
- What Does Medical Assistance in Dying (AKA Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide) look like in Canada?
- What does it mean for the Catholic Health Care community?
The Ministry of Care and Companionship Committee will host a webinar titled, Medically Assisted Death and Moral Distress in Catholic Health Professionals, on Tuesday, September 19 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. They presentation will be given by: Dr. (Sister) Nuala Kenny, Dr. Alana Cormier, and Monica McNamara, R.N.