Session Three: Living Our Tradition


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The themes of Session One include:

  • Catholic Social Tradition
  • Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services
  • Discernment

Participants are expected to enter fully into a formational experience that enables them to articulate and integrate the foundational elements of Catholic health care sponsorship. At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history and principles of Catholic Social Tradition in the context of the Catholic health ministry
  • Recognize the underlying principles of a spirituality of discernment and its application to communal decision-making
  • Understand the format and purpose of the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs) and impact on the sponsor role
Pre-Work
Pre-Read
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. The following is a pre-read document that includes the following documents: Advocacy, Prophecy and the Common Good by Fr. Charles Bouchard, OP from Health Progress, March-April 2020 CHA Decision Making Information by Discernment Model Ethics Case Study: Competing Service Lines Discussion Guide
Let Justice Flourish Video
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Please watch the CHA Let Justice Flourish video After viewing the video please answer the following questions: What insight did you gain? Please share that insight with us in a sentence or two. As you reflect on our current reality, what would you name as the top two (or three) signs of the times? Send your responses to Lori Ashmore-Ruppel (lashmore-ruppel@chausa.org) by February 15th.
Ethics Case Study: Competing Service Lines
Open to view video.
Open to view video. View the Ethics Case Study found here and reflect on how the stages of the discernment process could be used in this particular care. A discussion guide for this case study is a part of the pre-read document.
Evaluation: Session Three Evaluation will be available March 5, 2021
Session Summary: Session Three Summary will be available March 12, 2021