Catholic hospitals and Catholic identity
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Catholic hospitals seek to offer health care in accord with the example of Christ. They have several models to assist in this effort. The first model is the values portrayed in the Gospels. The Catholic Church has sought to embody these Gospel values in specific teachings. These teachings have been further specified for hospitals in the United States by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in the Ethical and Religious Directives. Finally, the Gospels values are also expressed for individual Catholic health care systems in mission statements and statements of Catholic identity. This article examines the worth of mission and identity statements, and explains that the statements must be put into practice through a process of internalization before they will be able to be of worth to the Catholic health care apostolate.

Author(s): 
O'Rourke, K.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Christian Bioethics
Journal Abbreviation: 
Christ Bioeth
Publication Date: 
2001-04
Publication Year: 
2001
Pages: 
15-28
Volume: 
7
Issue: 
1
ISSN: 
1380-3603
DOI: 
10.1076/chbi.7.1.15.3762
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 11899987

Turabian/Chicago Citation

K. O'Rourke. 2001-04. "Catholic hospitals and Catholic identity." Christian Bioethics 7: 1: 15-28. 10.1076/chbi.7.1.15.3762.

Wikipedia Citation

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