2020 SESSION FOUR: Ethics and Discernment + Clinical Aspects of the Ethical and Religious Directives

Recorded On: 02/07/2020

Ethics and Discernment
Nathaniel Blanton Hibner and Diarmuid Rooney

The objective is to introduce participants to the extensive history of ethics and moral theology. It will also situate the role of discernment in all ethical decision making. The themes include:

  • What do we mean by “ethics” and “morality”?
  • When did the Catholic moral and ethical theology begin? How has it evolved?
  • Where is “discernment” situated in moral and ethical decision making?

Clinical Aspects of the Ethical and Religious Directives
Nathaniel Blanton Hibner

The objective is to introduce the Ethical and Religious Directives as a leadership resource and to articulate a basic process for ethical decision making in the health care setting. The themes include:

  • What are the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs)?
  • How do the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) define the moral and ethical framework for Catholic health care in the United States?
  • How does our understanding of ethics play out in provider/patient relationships and in specific issues at the beginning and end of life?


Session Pre-Work
Pre-Work: Ethics and Discernment - Introduction
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Pre-Work: Clinical Aspects of the Ethical and Religious Directives - Introduction
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Session Webinar
SESSION FOUR
02/07/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
02/07/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  120 minutes
Session Materials
Ethics and Discernment - Presentation Slides
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Clinical Aspects of the Ethical and Religious Directives - Presentation Slides
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Ethics and Discernment - Outline
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Clinical Aspects of the Ethical and Religious Directives - Outline
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Video: Clinical Aspects of the Ethical and Religious Directives - Case Study on Critical Case ID Rounds (Slide 48)
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Session Post-Work
Post-Work: Ethics and Discernment - The High Cost of Being a Moral Chameleon
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Post-Work: Clinical Aspects of the ERDs - Ethical Religious Directives, Sixth Edition
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Post-Work: Clinical Aspects of the ERDs - A Brief History of the ERDs
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Post-Work: Clinical Aspects of the ERDs - Applying the Directives
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Forum: Post-Work Reflection Questions
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Evaluation Survey
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Diarmuid Rooney, M.S.Psych., M.T.S., D.Soc.Admin.

Senior Director, Ministry Formation, Catholic Health Association

Nathaniel Blanton Hibner, Ph.D.

Director, Ethics, Catholic Health Association