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Community of Care

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The cost of the manual is $25 per book, or 5 books for $100.

For ordering/inquiries, please contact the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan at 306-655-5330 or cath.health@sasktel.net.

 


Ethics for the Journey

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CDs (audio) - $25 for 2 session set or $45 for 4 session set
DVDs (video) - $40 for 2 session set or $75 for 4 session set

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Discussion Questions - Session I
Discussion Questions - Session II
Discussion Questions - Session III
Discussion Questions - Session IV

For ordering/inquiries, please contact the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan at 306-655-5330 or cath.health@sasktel.net.


Euthanasia— No Way to End
A Critical Conversation About Approaching Death.

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The cost of a CD is $15.

For ordering/inquiries, please contact the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan at 306-655-5330 or cath.health@sasktel.net .


Forming Health Care Leaders: A Guide

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$12.50


Forming Health Care Leaders: A Guide – outlines and explains the themes that are essential for the formation of leaders for the kind of health care that strives to achieve the highest ideals of human dignity and fulfillment. This new publication complements the Health Ethics Guide also available from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada.

Production of the Guide was a joint project of the provincial Catholic health associations, the Network of Public Juridic Person (PJP) Sponsors, and the CHAC.


Health Ethics Guide

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$25.00

ISNB: 0-920705-01-4 . 132 pages including a glossary of terms and selected bibliography

"It is important for all health care professionals and Roman Catholic patients and families to know how difficult issues of medical ethics should be approached from a Catholic faith basis. These guidelines set out this basis in a clear, succinct and readily accessible way" (Margaret Somerville)


This newest and most up-to-date revision of the popular ethics guide presents a handy reference of the fundamental values and principles used in ethical decision-making. It presents a moral vision reflecting Roman Catholic teaching on health ethics as it applies to the complex ethical issues of contemporary society. It covers pertinent aspects pertaining to those receiving care from health and social service organizations and the moral obligations of those who govern and administer such organizations. The publication is relevant for caregivers, personnel and all those interested in sound ethical reflection.

Table of Contents:

PREAMBLE
INTRODUCTION

The Healing Relationship: The Context of Ethical Reflection
The Call to Respect Dignity
The Call to Promote Justice
The Call to Foster Trust
The Roots of Christian Service
The Catholic Health Organization
Ethical Reflection and Decision-Making
Christian Moral Values
Christian Moral Principles

I. THE COMMUNAL NATURE OF CARE

Health and Healing
Christian Healing Ministry
Mission of Catholic Health and Social Service Organizations
Primary Purpose
An Atmosphere that Promotes Healing
Creating an Ethical Environment
Respect for Different Cultures and Traditions
Commitment to Education and Research

II. DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON

Respect for Every Person
Emotional and Family Bonds
Sexuality and Persons Receiving Care
Spiritual and Religious Care
The Primary Role of the Person Receiving Care
Mental Health
The Needs of the Marginalized
Care of Those Raped, Violated or Abused
Knowledge of Health Status
Informed Decision-making
Well-formed Conscience
Privacy
Confidentiality of Information
Legitimate Health Interventions
Advance Health Care Directives
Restraints
Discharge

III. HUMAN REPRODUCTION

Conditions for Participation in Genetic Screening Programs
Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment
Disease Treatment of Pregnant Women
Responsible Parenthood to Be Fostered
Sterilization
Acceptable Artificial Insemination and Fertilization
Unacceptable Artificial Insemination and Fertilization
Cryopreservation
Surrogacy
Respect for Embryos and Fetuses
Extrauterine Pregnancies
Care of Human Remains
Care of Parents in Distress
Sexuality and Public Health

IV. ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION

Respect for Donor and Recipient
Eligibility for Being a Recipient
Living Donors
Human Cadaver Donors
Distinct Health Care and Transplantation Teams
Monetary Remuneration
From Aborted Fetuses
Brain Cell Transplantations
Anencephalic Infants as Cadaver Donors
Disposal of Human Organs and Tissues
Use of Animals
Evaluation of New Procedures

V. CARE OF THE DYING PERSON

Care of the Dying Person
Palliative Care
Education About Care of the Dying Person
Decision-making and the Dying Person
Criteria for Decision-making
The Obligation to Seek Treatment
No Obligation to Seek or Provide Treatment
Refusing and Stopping Treatment
Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Suicide and Euthanasia

VI. RESEARCH ON HUMAN SUBJECTS

Purpose of Research
Criteria for Research Studies
Issues of Consent
Protection of Personal Health Information
Research on Embryos and Fetuses
Experimentation with Gametes
Cloning of Human Life
Genetic Research
Gene Patenting
Health Care Workers as Research Subjects
Conflict of Interest in Research
Research on Animals

VII. GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Governance
Administration
Partnerships
Allocation of Resources
Rationing of Resources
Addressing Ethical Differences
Conscientious Objection
Employer/Employee Relationships
Conflict of Interest
Alternative Sources of Revenue
Abuse of Care Providers
Dealing with Complaints
Establishing a Process for Ethical Reflection by Management

APPENDIX I - A FRAMEWORK FOR ETHICAL DISCERNMENT
APPENDIX II - THE PRINCIPLE OF LEGITIMATE COOPERATION
APPENDIX III - GLOSSARY OF TERMS
APPENDIX IV - SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX


 

Living with Hope in Times of Illness

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$2.00

ISNB: 0-920705-40-5 . 30 pages

A pamphlet that contains ten meditations and reflections that bring comfort in sickness and the many kinds of suffering it brings. Suitable for patients, parishioners or anyone who is sick or cares for them.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
1. Acceptance
2. Taking Charge
3. Paying Attention
4. The Art of Patience
5. Taking Refuge
6. The Mystery of Suffering
7. You Are Not Alone
8. School of Compassion
9. Forgiveness
10. Letting Go

 


 

Lift Up Your Hearts to the Lord

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$5.00

ISBN: 0-920705-05-7 . 104 pages with illustrations

"Caregiving and comfort wrapped up in a book"

This glorious pocket prayer book contains an inspirational collection of prayers for those who are sick and those who care for them. Filled with reflections, this book will be invaluable to persons providing spiritual guidance in times of illness, acute stress and suffering.

Whether it sits on a table beside your favourite armchair or at the bedside, in your purse or suit pocket, Lift Up Your Hearts provides a compendium of common prayers and valuable reflections.

Disponible en anglais seulement.

Table of Contents:

I. Introduction

There is a Season For Everything

II. Prayers

On Entering the Hospital
For Trust in God
In Times of Anxiety
In Times of Fear and Confusion
Magnificat of Desolation
In Times of Anger
Prayer for Love
In Times of Loneliness
In Suffering
Prayer of Offering
In Thanksgiving
Mary's Prayer
Prayer of Praise
Magnificat of Resurrection
For Others Who are Suffering
For Friends and Loved Ones
For Medical Teams
For Pastoral Care Ministers
By the Health Care Team
Morning Prayer
Morning Offering
Night Prayer

III. Prayers for Special Needs

For Expectant Mothers
For a Newborn
On Children
Before Surgery - After Surgery
Litany for Healing
Looking to the Past
For Elderly People
When Facing Death
For a Loved One Who Has Died
On the Death of a Child
Magnificat of Grief

IV. General Prayers

Our Father - The Lord's Prayer
Hail, Mary
Spirit of Christ (Anima Christi)
Glory Be to the Father
Come, Holy Spirit
The Angelus
Act of Contrition
A Prayer for Serenity
Prayer of St. Francis
The Memorare
Acts of Faith, Hope, Love

V. Short Prayers

On Going Home

VI. Communion of the Sick

VII. Liturgy of Anointing the Sick


Spirituality and Health

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$7.00

SBN: 0-920705-24-3 . 74 pages with illustrations

"What's good for the soul can be good for the body too."

This booklet presents a thorough discussion of the relationship between spirituality and health. After reflecting on what is behind the current interest in health, complimentary medicine, it describes spirituality and illustrates the richness of Christian spirituality in particular. In part two, the various elements of a spiritual life are examined in light of their potential impact on health. Building on the latest scientific research, Spirituality & Health argues that the striking connections between spirituality and health are no longer a matter of conjecture but of fact.

This booklet provides compelling evidence showing that spirituality and care for the soul promote health, nurture healing and recovery from illness, and provide an important means for adjusting to chronic illness.

A study that is becoming more relevant, not only in health care circles, but in the workplace, in parish communities, and society in general.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Part I - The Search for Wholeness

"I Should Be Getting More Out of Life!"
What is Spirituality?
Christian Spirituality - "Set your hearts on God's Kingdom first"
Healing and Wholeness in the Christian Tradition
Distinguishing between Healing and Curing

Part II - Nurturing the Soul

Solitude
Awakening to the Sacred
Mystery and Ritual
Beauty - Food for the Soul
Spirituality and Human Suffering
Illness as Messenger
Dreams and Imagination - Urging to Wholeness
Work
Forgiveness - Uncluttering the Soul
Transformation for the Sake of Others

Part III - What's Good for the Soul Can Be Good for the Body, Too

Prayer
Spirituality is Good for the Heart
Accepting Illness
The Mind-Body Connection
Emotions
The Immune System
Social Support
Self-Esteem
Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Therapeutic Touch
Complementary Approaches

Part IV - Acting on the Evidence

Spiritual Health and You
Healthcare Providers and Organizations
What the Churches Can Do