A Catholic Prescription for a Healthy Doctor-Patient Relationship

(National Catholic Register) – Now is the perfect time, as we pull away from the pandemic, to restore balance in the doctor-patient relationship — to place the dignity of the human person at the center of the relationship and build an ethical, life-affirming and sustainable healthcare system.

All of this is particularly urgent in light of the fact that mainstream medicine and the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERD), which are binding on Catholic healthcare facilities, diverge in a number of areas. The pressure on Catholic healthcare facilities to act contrary to these ERDs is immense. CONTINUE