Scripture, Articles regarding Catholic nurses


As a future (hopefully) nurse, I am looking for scripture and articles to meditate and guide me as a Catholic nurse. Does anyone know of a website that would give me such information.
I’ve tried internet searches, but, to no avail.

Thanks, and God Bless,
Tom McCarthy


MATTHEW 25:31-40

'When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.”

Then the upright will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? When did we find you sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.” MARK 5 :25-42


You doubtless know the below medical ethics

‘Christian medical ethics (like the Ten Commandments) is applicable not only to convinced Christians, but to all men and women. This is because it embodies truly human values, based on an accurate picture of human nature and of what brings true hapiiness. It is founded upon the natural law , the dynamic law written by the Creator in the human heart. If we obey this divine law, we grow to our full moral stature . A sound medical ethics has universal application’ Marsden, F, Fr. (1998) Medical Ethics, Birmingham,Maryvale Institute,p.14.

"1. We practise medicine in the service of the whole person and include his physical, psychological, spiritual, family and social elements.

  1.    We try to see that all people are provided with equal basic health care without discrimination.  We promote this activity by both our lobbyist actions as an association and through personal service.
  2.    We promote the right to life and the protection of all human life from conception to natural death.  Thus we will oppose euthanasia, abortion and embryo experimentation and utilisation whenever it is proposed or practised.
  3.    We will pledge to safeguard the dignity of those special groups in our community such as the elderly, the mentally ill and those suffering from alcohol and substance abuse, and our indigenous people.  We will promote the palliative health care of the terminally ill and give assistance to women who are pregnant who require our support, and to promote the rights of children to be born into a natural family unit. "

(Excerpt from AGM 2000 Annual Report, Notre Dame University)Catholic Doctors Association of Western Australia


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