- Jul 7, 2020
Pope Francis has welcomed doctors and nurses from Italy’s coronavirus-ravaged Lombardy region to the Vatican to thank them for their selfless work and sacrifice.
As the number of global COVID-19 coronavirus infections continues to rise, notably among healthcare workers, Pope Francis in his daily Mass Tuesday offered special prayers for nurses on International Nurses Day.
Human value is not a measure of “our mental or physical capacity, our societal function, our age, our health or of any other qualitative assessment,” said the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in a statement about accessing healthcare during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agreed in a July 1 court filing to postpone implementation of a new conscience protection rule “because it is the most efficient way to adjudicate the final rule on the merits.”
Taking care of those who are sick or struggling with illness requires taking care of the whole person — including their spiritual needs, Pope Francis said.
Medicare for All has been heralded as a cure for what ails the U.S. healthcare system. But one leading ethicist says that although it will solve some problems, MFA doesn’t get rid of the moral hazards in modern health systems.