Catholics & Health Care
A Series of Talks and Discussions co-sponsored by the Catholic Medical Association
Thursday, 26 September 2019: Introduction to Natural Law for Health Care Professionals
Deacon Tracy Jamison, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary, Cincinnati
There is an objective moral law grounded in human nature and human reason. Come and learn how the science of ethics developed in the context of the Christian faith under the influence of the philosophical works of Plato and Aristotle and given a definitive expression in the moral philosophy and anthropology of St Thomas Aquinas.
Thursday, 17 October 2019: Organ Transplant
Dr. Dennis Wells, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
The gift of an organ donor can truly be the gift of life to those with chronic disease. Are there methods of organ procurement that are always ethical, and in line with respecting the dignity of human life? We will discuss the nuances of organ transplant medicine and what it could mean for those in need.
Thursday, 14 November 2019: Preventative Health
Dr. Amber Day, Pediatric Physician
Crossroad Health Center
I mean our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit to be cared for. What types of medical interventions and screenings are currently recommended, and why? What does the Catholic Church say about vaccines, especially those originally derived from aborted fetal stem cells? Come find out!
Thursday, 16 January 2020: Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Kevin Prendergast, Clinical Counselor
Instructor Pastoral Counseling & Pastoral Studies, Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary, Cincinnati
This complex topic often brings much heartache and misunderstanding among families. Come see how viewing this disease through a Catholic lens can help promote understanding and even healing amidst brokenness.
Thursday, 20 February 2020: Procreation
Drs. David and Tricia Rahner, Family Physicians
The beginning of life is a beautiful mystery, yet with emerging technologies can be drought with challenging moral questions. Come learn the science behind life in its first seconds and how it impacts the morality of decision, research, and medical interventions regarding procreation.
Thursday, 26 March 2020: Geriatric and Palliative Care
Bobby Schindler, President
Life & Hope Network
The waning years of life often bring complex medical and ethical decisions difficult for families to navigate. Come hear the Church’s stance on nutrition, legal documents, ordinary versus extraordinary care, and much more as we explore the nuances of care at the end of life.