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New Certification Program in Catholic Healthcare Ethics

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 @ 01:38 PM

Is it ever appropriate to cease life support? What should a Catholic consider when writing a living will?  What is the Catholic position on new reproductive technologies, genetics, and stem cell procedures? Stephen Bozza, author and instructor of CDU’s new Catholic Healthcare Ethics seminar, will answer these questions and more.

Learn how to practice, counsel and live in a way that is more respectful of the life, dignity and nature of the human person.  Participants will be equipped with the knowledge to help families and individuals make serious healthcare decisions that are consistent with Catholic moral teaching.    

This 16-hour, four-week, fully-online, certification course is offered with a focus on diaconal formation and continuing medical education for physicians.

Steve_Bozza_150.jpgSteven Bozza, MA, PhD cand. (STD) is the Director of the Office of Life and Family for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Moral Theology. and the media contact for the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Department of Pro Life Activities for issues related to Artificial Reproductive Technologies.

“This course is one of the few authentic, values-based, online continuing education seminars offered on faithful healthcare ethics,” says Bozza. 

Each week there are readings, videos, questions for discussion and written assignments that apply lessons to real life situations.  Instruction includes the language to articulate the Church’s moral teaching as expressed in the Ethical and Religious Directives. 

“Understanding and advancing the culture of life in accordance with the Faith is especially important in a time of social misinformation,” says Bozza.

By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to provide ethical information to those in need of expertise and guidance. Register for the November course now by clicking here!

Catholic Healthcare Ethics is approved for CMDA and ACCME credit.