Sustaining our Catholic Ethic of Care in a Changing World


We’re pleased to invite you to an interactive virtual workshop that will focus on the topic ‘Sustaining our Catholic ethic of care in a changing world’


Keynote speaker: Dr Carol Taylor


06 October 2021

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


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Our world is changing all around us, and often in ways that create unique challenges for our Catholic ministries and commitment to compassionate healing. There’s no better time than now to revisit and revitalise our ethic of care.  What are we promising to the communities we serve?

Please join us for an insightful presentation by keynote speaker Dr Carol Taylor, from Georgetown University, as she dissects this important topic. Carol will be joined by guest clinicians represented across the Ministries.

This virtual workshop aims to provide you with:

  • a deeper appreciation of the ethical issues and challenges arising today around our fundamental commitment to human dignity and respect
  • an opportunity to reflect on the core elements of the Catholic ethic of care, and the rationale underpinning this approach
  • practical insights and tools to strengthen leadership commitment and practice to reflect the Catholic tradition of care.

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About your speaker

Dr Carol Taylor
PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Professor of Medicine & Nursing, Georgetown University

 Carole Taylor

Carol Taylor, PhD, RN, is a Professor of Medicine and Nursing and a senior clinical scholar in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Experienced in caring for patients who are chronically and critically ill and their families, Carol chose doctoral work in philosophy with a concentration in bioethics because of a passion to “make health care work” for those who need it.

At Georgetown Carol directs an innovative ethics curriculum grounded in a rich notion of moral agency for advanced practice student nurses and DNP students. She develops professional seminars in clinical and organisational ethics for health care professionals, health care leaders, and the public. Her research interests include clinical and professional ethics, and organisational integrity. Carol has a PhD in Philosophy with a concentration in bioethics from Georgetown University and a Master's Degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing from Catholic University; She now works closely with health care professionals and leaders who are exploring the ethical dimensions of their practice.

She lectures internationally and writes on various issues in healthcare ethics and serves as an ethics consultant to systems and professional organisations. She is the primary author of Wolter Kluwer's Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Nursing Care, which is now in its 9th edition and co-editor of Health and Human Flourishing: Religion, Medicine and Moral Anthropology and the 4th edition of Case Studies in Nursing Ethics. She has served on the boards of Catholic health care systems, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and is a consultant to Hospice of the Valley, one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the U.S.

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