“The purpose of these Ethical and Religious Directives then is twofold: first, to reaffirm the ethical standards of behavior in health care that flow from the Church’s teaching about the dignity of the human person; second, to provide authoritative guidance on certain moral issues that face Catholic health care today.”

The Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic Health Care Services, in its fifth edition, is created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a template for applying Catholic teaching to our relationships in the realm of health care. It provides guidance for the Catholic community of providers and patients as it strives to reflect Christ’s mission to serve the life and dignity of all.

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