For Catholic Health Care Professionals (Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Physiotherapists, Respiratory Therapists, Chiropractors, Chaplains, Pastoral Care Workers, etc.).
The committee meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. An annual general meeting for all members takes place in the spring.
The mission of the Society is to promote and foster Health Care Professionals' personal and professional growth in the Spirit of Christ and to bring that Spirit to all those under their care.
Societal goals include the provision of a forum for Catholic Health Care Professions within which they can examine the provision of care in our society. Through personal formation, they can bring the Spirit of Christ into the context of their practices and build a framework of care. This framework will incorporate the teaching of the Catholic Church into daily professional practice.
The CCMA is open to and inclusive of all Health Care Professionals including physicians, nurses, clinical counsellors, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists, clergy especially hospital chaplains, as well as lay persons dedicated to hospital pastoral care.
The goals of the society are promoted through regular monthly meetings as well as special events, conferences which highlight bioethical and other formative topics.
The society encourages a liason with other Catholic medical and healthcare organizations such as the Catholic Medical Association and participation in meetings and periodicals, as well as links with other similarly orientated organizations in Canada and the United States.
The CCMA functions within the Diocese of Calgary with the Bishop's support through the Life and Family Resource Center.
The CCMA is represented on the Diocesan Life Education Committee.
Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada: www.ccbi-utoronto.ca
The National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA: www.ncbcenter.org
The Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies: www.canadiancatholicphysicians.com
Canadian Physicians for Life: www.physiciansforlife.ca
Catholic Medical Association (USA): www.cathmed.org
Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA): www.psychologistsassociation.ab.ca
For more information or to join, please contact the Life & Family Resource Centre by e-mail or call 403-218-5504.