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People First – Caring for the Person Produces Better Outcomes

Bernard Ars, MD, PhD.President of the World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations. 1. Terminology - Summary The subject that I have been suggested to treat as a challenge has TWO notions: that of ‘Care’ andthat of ‘Better outcomes’, for us physicians; hence, that of

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Appel aux parlementaires belges sur l’éthique médicale

Parlement fédéral de la Belgique (Photo JGR&BXL) Nous apprenons que notre parlement fédéral désire légiférer à nouveau dans le domaine bioéthique. En particulier, des parlementaires de plusieurs partis proposent deux choses, qui nous semblent graves de conséquences. Premièrement, ils désirent allonger la durée permise pour

Appeal to Belgian parliamentarians on medical ethics

Federal Parliament of Belgium (Photo JGR&BXL) We learn that our federal parliament wants to legislate again in the field of bioethics. In particular, parliamentarians from several parties are proposing two things, which we think have serious consequences. First, they want to extend the duration allowed

Pope to healthcare workers (Bangkok)

Pope hospital visit: Jesus close to us in our frailty and in our wounds Pope Francis visits the patients and staff of the St. Louis Hospital in Bangkok, which this year is celebrating the 120th anniversary of its foundation. By Lydia O'Kane The St Louis

Physician saints of the Catholic Church

by Richard A. Watson, M.D., Past President of the Catholic Medical Association (USA) When we think of “Doctors of the Church”, our first inclination might understandably be to think in terms of theological doctors of our Church, ranging from Saint Thomas Aquinas to Saint Peter

El Consorcio en referencia a la ley de profesionales sanitarios de Buenos Aires

DECLARACIÓN DEL CONSORCIO DE MÉDICOS CATÓLICOS, EN REFERENCIA A LA NUEVA LEY QUE REGULA A LOS PROFESIONALES DE LA SALUD EN LA CIUDAD AUTÓNOMA DE BUENOS AIRES. La Enfermería como profesión comprometida en el cuidado de la salud e integridad de la persona tiene en

SYRIAN DOCTORS TELL POPE OF THEIR EXPERIENCES

(Vatican Radio) During the General Audience on 25th October, Pope Francis met with two doctors from the Syrian American Medical Society. The Pope told them that he loves Syria and prays for Syrian children every day. The doctors, who have been working in some of

Ecclesial communion draws nourishment from sacrifices of those who suffer

21 December 1980 To the health personnel of the Hospital of St. James in Rome In the afternoon of Sunday , 21st of December, the Holy Father went on a pastoral visit to the Hospital of  St. James  in the Augusta section of Rome. In

PELLEGRINAGGIO IN TERRA SANTA

Pellegrinaggio del Pontificio Consiglio per gli Operatori sanitari con i medici, farmacisti ed infermieri cattolici italiani in Terra Santa (21-28 ottobre 2013) 21 ottobre “….Credo in un solo Dio….” ROMA OPERA ROMANA PELLEGRINAGGI TERRA SANTA, LOURDES, FATIMA, SANTUARI ITALIANI ED ESTERI Via della Pigna, 13/a

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AFCMA CONFERENCE «Challenges of Catholic Doctors in the Changing World»

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On behalf of the committee, it is my pleasure to announce that the 15th AFCMA Congress will be held on 18 – 21 October 2012, in Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. As you perhaps know, Indonesia was

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