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Catholics in Healthcare launches support for health workers

Catholics in Healthcare has launched a major initiative to support those who work in healthcare by offering practical information on caring for Catholics and promoting the Catholic ethos of care.

Catholics in Healthcare will work with the Department of Health and NHS nationally and in each diocese to ensure that Catholic patients and healthcare workers are supported.

A website is being launched along with a series of practical publications offering guidelines for health workers and NHS managers and trusts under the banner ‘Caring for the Catholic Patient’.

The publications ‘A Guide to Catholic Chaplaincy for NHS Managers & Trusts’ and ‘Meeting the Pastoral Needs of Catholic Patients’ are already available for sale from the Catholic Truth Society.

Catholics in Healthcare is backed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales and is a voluntary group of Catholics in healthcare who come together to help witness to the Catholic approach to healthcare.

The starting point for their work comes from the Church’s teaching that Catholics working in healthcare or social care are an important part of Christ’s healing ministry and mission.

Full story at Christian Today.

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