1453446194 Catholic Medical Association News & Information http://cathmed.org/ Updates, news, information and resources en info@cathmed.org Copyright 2010 2010-08-22T00:00:00+00:00 Audio, 2016-01-21T15:23:00+00:00 2016 PSA on Physician Assisted Suicide (Education) Continue Reading 2016-psa-on-physician-assisted-suicide#When:15:23:00Z 2016 Radio Ads These are the 2016 radio ads regarding physician assisted suicide. Please reach out to your local Catholic radio stations to request them to play these ads for listeners to spread awareness about the issue of physician assisted suicide.   One: To love our neighbor, means we also love ourselves. Are you living without loving your neighbor as yourself? We can meet others only as far as we have met our self.  Do well onto others less fortunate, and God will reward you with the kingdom of heaven. The CMA supports your right to know.   Two: Do you really understand how physician assisted suicide effects your life and those of your loved ones. The consequences are difficult to understand. Some medical societies now support using strong sedatives to shorten the dying process, even in the absence of pain. They look at is as a way to remove the burden, that is the person from society. The Catholic Medical Association supports your right to know.   Three: Physicians should promote healing, and avoid or minimize harm. For a physician to assist a patient in taking their own life it implies that some lives are not worth living. Physicians are called to heal, provide comfort, and promote life; not to end life. God to cathmed.org to find out more. The CMA supports your right to know.   Four: Depression may result in people wanting to end their life as a way out. In Oregon 25% of patients were given overdoses to end their lives yet none of these patients were diagnosed or treated for depression. Depression can be treated with medicine or therapy, and results in patients no longer desiring to end their life. Often a request to end their life from a patient, is really translated as a cry for help, support, or sympathy. As a physician, care and support should be provided to the patient to promote healing. Five: Exact same ad as four. Six: Physicians are called to heal others, not conflict harm. When they can’t heal, they are to provide comfort and promote life; not to end it.   1.To love our neighbor, means we also love ourselves. 2.Do you really understand how physician assisted suicide effects your life and those of your loved ones. 3.Physicians should promote healing, and avoid or minimize harm. 4.Depression may result in people wanting to end their life as a way out. 5.Depression may result in people wanting to end their life as a way out. 6.Physicians are called to heal others, not conflict harm. 2015-12-28T20:06:00+00:00 Choice and Consequences (Blog) Continue Reading choice-and-consequences#When:20:06:00Z The CMA supports your right to know about post-abortion trauma.  Abortion may cause psychological effects including depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviors and substance abuse. 42% of women who’ve had abortions have experienced major depression within the last four years. Women who have abortions were twice as likely to drink alcohol at dangerous levels and three times as likely to become addicted to illegal drugs. To find out more about post- abortion effects and how to get help, the CMA has created this video to raise awareness about choice and consequences.  Choice and Consequences www.youtube.com This brief video discusses some of the consequences of choosing abortion on the mother, as narrated by someone who experienced those consequences. 2015-11-18T14:22:00+00:00 Seminar: Tools for handling disabilities (Blog) Continue Reading seminar-tools-for-handling-disabilities#When:14:22:00Z To understand the day-to-day lives of parents of children with disabilities, Francis X. McNesby offers this study of a group of mothers raising children with autism. The study, reported in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, measured the levels of cortisol, a hormone "that is released in response to increased levels of stress," said McNesby, a pediatrician with the Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. While stress levels tend to rise and fall during the day, the study found the women suffered from "chronic stress - the same patterns as soldiers in combat," McNesby said. That level of stress has particular meaning for parents of children with autism in this region. New Jersey has the nation's highest rate of autism, with one in 45 children diagnosed - a rate that includes one in 28 boys, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in March 2014. The 2014 Pennsylvania Autism Census Update revealed that the number of Pennsylvanians with autism receiving services has reached more than 55,000 individuals - triple that of 2009. Position Papers, 2015-10-26T19:28:00+00:00 POLST Paradigm and Form (Resources) Continue Reading polst-paradigm-and-form#When:19:28:00Z 2015-10-14T20:04:00+00:00 Conversion of the Heart Retreat (Guild Events) Continue Reading conversion-of-the-heart-retreat1#When:20:04:00Z La Crosse Guild presents the Conversion of the Heart Retreat for Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers on Friday, November 6, 2015 begins at 5:00 PM and Saturday November 7, 2015 ends at 4:30 PM. Retreat will be at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe 5250 Justin Road, La Crosse, WI 54601 Registration deadline is October 30, 2015 To down load Registration form please click the link below: http://cathmed.org/assets/files/ConversionFlyer091615a.pdf                   Press Releases, 2015-10-13T21:09:00+00:00 The Pulse Magazine September Issue (Resources) Continue Reading the-pulse-magazine-september-issue#When:21:09:00Z The September 2015 Issue of CMA's The Pulse Magazine   2015-10-13T20:46:00+00:00 The Pulse Magazine September Issue (Blog) Continue Reading the-pulse-magazine-september-issue#When:20:46:00Z The September 2015 issue of CMA's The Pulse Magazine   2015-08-26T12:11:00+00:00 Omaha and Lincoln Guilds of the CMA sponsoring the 5th Annual Ethics Conference on Conscience (Guild Events) Continue Reading omaha-and-lincoln-guilds-of-the-cma-sponsoring-the-5th-annual-ethics-confer#When:12:11:00Z The Omaha and Lincoln guilds of the CMA are joint sponsoring the 5th Annual Ethics Conference on Conscience, September 18/19.   Catholic Medical Association Ethics Conference   Protecting and Preserving Conscience Rights  is the topic for the fifth Annual Medical Ethics Conference sponsored by the Omaha and Lincoln Guilds of the Catholic Medical Association, held on September 18 and 19. The conference will begin on Friday evening with a dinner at Quarry Oaks golf club near Ashland. The featured speakers are Ed Morse J.D.  President of the Omaha Chapter of the Thomas Moore Society and Matthew Bowman J.D., with the Alliance Defending Freedom, from Washington D.C.  The conference continues on Saturday morning at the Peter Kiewit Lodge in Mahoney State Park.  Both challenges and opportunities for conscience protection in medical care will be the topic, including updates and implications of recent court decisions and rulings. A link can be found for conference registration at the Omaha CMA website (under news and events):  www.omahacma.com  This conference will involve up to date information and an interactive discussion format on Saturday.  The target audience is Christian medical providers, medical students, Catholic attorneys, and clergy.  The event is open to the public. Press Releases, 2015-08-25T15:26:00+00:00 Defund Planned Parenthood and Stop Fetal Organ Trafficking (Resources) Continue Reading defund-planned-parenthood-and-stop-fetal-organ-trafficking#When:15:26:00Z August 3, 2015 Philadelphia, PA- The Board of Directors of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA), the largest association of Catholic physicians and healthcare professionals in the United States, calls upon the American Medical Association and all other medical organizations to condemn fetal organ trafficking. The Catholic Medical Association is deeply disturbed by revelations that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates are harvesting human tissue and organs during abortions of nearly-born yet alive babies and babies whose viability is terminated in a specific manner solely to maximize tissue marketability.  The harvesting and trafficking of aborted babies’ body parts and organs amply demonstrate that unborn children are not simply “blobs of tissue” but human beings worthy of respect and dignity. Under no circumstance is the activity depicted in these videos a “humanitarian undertaking” as Planned Parenthood has recently asserted 2015-08-24T12:48:00+00:00 A Doctor-Assisted Disaster for Medicine (Blog) Continue Reading a-doctor-assisted-disaster-for-medicine#When:12:48:00Z As a physician in Oregon, I have seen the dire effect of assisted-suicide laws on patients and my profession By, William L. Toffler 2015-07-24T13:58:00+00:00 CMA Regional Director helps women win battle against contraceptive bill in Colorado (Blog) Continue Reading cma-regional-director-helps-women-win-battle-against-contraceptive-bill-in#When:13:58:00Z “Women Win Battle Against Contraceptive Bill in Colorado” 2015-07-22T20:49:00+00:00 The Catholic Physicians Guild of Dallas Conference (Guild Events) Continue Reading the-catholic-physicians-guild-of-dallas-conference#When:20:49:00Z The Catholic Physicians Guild of Dallas Conference "Enhancing Patient-Centered Reproductive Health Care: Understanding and Addressing Unmet Ethical and Clinical Concerns." Dr. John Bruchalski and Dr. Vincent Rue will be the highlighted speakers, discussing the physical and emotional after-effects of abortion. Participants will receive 4.5 hours of CME through the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Announcements, 2015-07-02T15:00:00+00:00 “CMA’s Dr. Berchelmann speaks on FOX News about vaccinations (Blog) Continue Reading cmas-dr.-berchelmann-speaks-on-fox-news-about-vaccinations#When:15:00:00Z CMA’s Dr. Berchelmann speaks on FOX News about vaccinations. Announcements, 2015-07-02T14:55:00+00:00 Will Catholic Doctors Soon Be Safe, Legal and Rare? (Blog) Continue Reading will-catholic-doctors-soon-be-safe-legal-and-rare#When:14:55:00Z Latest column (this one on Catholic doctors) just posted by Father Robert McTeigue, S.J. Press Releases, 2015-06-09T13:49:00+00:00 CatholicPhysicians concerned that President Obama will speak at Catholic Health Association Assembly (Resources) Continue Reading catholicphysicians-concerned-that-president-obama-will-speak-at-catholic-he#When:13:49:00Z    The Catholic Medical Association congratulates the Catholic Health Association (CHA) on its 100th anniversary of advancing the Catholic health ministry of the United States to care for people and communities, in particular their service to the poor.    It was recently announced that President Barack Obama was invited to address the CHA’s annual membership, with expressed gratitude for the President’s leadership on the Affordable Care Act. The invitation could be misinterpreted to imply tacit support for the Affordable Care Act and its subsequent regulation, the mandate of the HHS to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals.  As physicians in medical practice, we see our patients facing the difficulty of rising costs of insurance premiums, higher deductibles, and limits on their access to care.  To read the full press release click here.