What ethics and values underpin Catholic health and aged care?

Catholic ethics – keeping grounded

 
An ethical and values based vision underpins everything that happens in a Catholic health and aged care organisation – watch this webcast to find out what this means.

Fr Joe Parkinson of the LJ Goody Bioethics Centre in Perth discusses the ethical vision underpinning Catholic services and the pastoral response required in complex situations. There are a core set of values that underpins all Catholic health and aged care services. These values and the ethical principles that guide all Catholic health and aged care organisations are clearly outlined in The Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services . Fr Joe Parkinson provides the background to the development of The Code of Ethical Standards and explains why it is an essential resource for guiding staff in Catholic organisations in implementing this ethical vision.