Catholic Healthcare Ethics

As a Catholic healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s Health Care Society follow’s the Health Ethics Guide published by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) as our code of ethics. It is foundational to the work we do.

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. Some of the topics it covers include:

  • The Social Nature of Care
  • Dignity of the Human Person
  • Care at the Beginning of Life
  • Care at the End of Life
  • Organ Donation
  • Research Involving Humans
  • Governance and Administration

Health Ethics Guide published by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC)