This guide is an easy-to-read reference to the fundamental values and principles used in ethical decision-making. It presents a moral vision reflecting Roman Catholic teaching on health ethics as it applies to the complex ethical issues of contemporary society. It covers pertinent aspects pertaining to those receiving care from health and social service organizations and the moral obligations of those who govern and administer such organizations.
The publication is relevant for caregivers, staff, leaders and all those interested in sound ethical reflection. The Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) together with Covenant Health (Alberta) have produced an app (free download to your smartphone) particularly for board of directors and sponsors of Catholic health care but relevant to a wider audience. The full text of the Health Ethics Guide is included in the references.