The Catholic Medical Association helps physicians grow in the spirit of Christ in their personal and professional lives, so they can bring His Spirit to the science and art of medicine.
Bala Cynwyd, PA—The Catholic Medical Association (CMA) has published a White Paper on POLST in the Linacre Quarterly, CMA’s journal of medical ethics. POLST (an acronym for “Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment”) is a new kind of advanced medical decision-making document that is spreading rapidly across the United States as a result of an organized campaign.
After a Colorado woman regretted her decision to undergo a chemical abortion, she desperately searched for a doctor who could reverse the effects of the abortion drug mifepristone. She found CMA member Edwin Anselmi, M.D., who quickly implemented a protocol developed by two other CMA members, George Delgado, M.D., and Mary Davenport, M.D.
To read more about Dr. Anselmi and additional inspiring details of the case, click this link.
Mark your calendars for the third Annual Medical Boot Camp for Students and Residents June 16-21. Hosted at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary outside of Philadelphia, PA, the Boot Camp is also open to residents this year. World-renowned speakers, powerful presentations and profound spiritual reflection are the hallmarks of this unique event. Last year over 23 medical schools were represented with 25 medical students. This year, for the first time, residents are welcome to attend. During the Boot Camp, participants also experience a sense of community and friendship. A special night on the town is planned this year; a special surprise! Register early.
The CMA and Maney, the publisher of The Linacre Quarterly, are excited to offer a discounted gift subscription price for the 2015 volume of the Linacre for CMA members who sponsor a gift subscription for their pastor, bishop, other clergy member or member of a religious order, or for a member of the USCCB Doctrine or Pro-Life Committees.
The cost is only $50 for the entire year—a savings of over 50 percent. The subscription will include four print issues plus online access.
For information, go to http://www.cathmed.org/resources/linacre-quarterly/
Bala Cynwyd, Pa.—The Catholic Medical Association welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell et al. v. Hobby Lobby. Once again, the Supreme Court has curtailed the Obama administration’s abuse of executive power and unprecedented attacks on religious liberty.
DECLARATION OF FAITH of Catholic doctors and students of medicine, on the sexuality and fertility of human beings:
We, doctors, entrusted to protect human life from its conception until its natural end;