Posts Tagged ‘Health Care’

Rare diseases: ‘government breaks promise’

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Collette Bromhead

A charity dealing with rare diseases has accused the government of breaking an election-spending promise. The NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) is the country’s biggest charity for rare diseases. It says, before the election, Labour made a multi-million dollar pledge to treat rare diseases. NZORD says the $20 million promise was to allow rare Read more

You can send your ashes to GOP if Trump healthcare kills you

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Less than 24 hours after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a new healthcare plan, the plan’s detractors have found the saddest possible way of protesting. Thanks to a new website, you can ship your cremated remains to a Republican lawmaker should you die as a result of the plan. Continue reading   ‘Nobody dies Read more

Questions about pastoral implications of assisted suicide continue

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Questions about the pastoral implications of assisted suicide continue to arise as Canada gets ready to legalize it in June while in the United States several states are poised to discuss the issue later this year. Catholic health and ethics experts, however, said there is no definite answer as to its implication on pastoral care. Read more

NY archdiocese pays contraceptive cover ‘under protest’

Friday, May 31st, 2013

While Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York spearheads the fight against a new health care law that requires employers to cover birth control in employees’ health insurance, his archdiocese is already paying for contraceptive coverage for thousands of unionised employees. When a New York Times report drew attention to this situation, the archdiocese insisted it Read more

Engineered bodies dehumanise healthcare

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Bodies are machines, says Associate Professor Geoff Shaw, an intensive care specialist in Christchurch. He’s passionate about bridging the gap between engineering and medicine, using that connection to help unravel the secrets of human machines. There’s truth in what he says about the human body, especially when viewed from the highly mechanized intensive care environment where Read more

Cardinal Dolan: Obama administration ‘strangling the Church’ over health-care rule

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Catholic dioceses and schools are suing the Obama administration over its birth control requirement. The Catholic University of America says the rule violates their constitutional rights and turns their teachings into an act of hypocrisy. More than 40 Catholic organizations sued the Obama administration over a government requirement that most employers provide birth control coverage Read more

Mercy Forum in Auckland focuses on Mercy Ministries growth

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The growth of Mercy ministries to 2025 was the focus of a Mercy Forum held in Auckland on May 11. Around 60 directors and managers of ministries owned by Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand attended the one-day event. Congregation Leader Anne Campbell set the scene with her reflection on ‘Mercy, Read more

Fiji’s Twomey Hospital celebrates 100 years

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Fiji’s P J Twomey Hospital celebrated 100 year of existence on Tuesday. The hospital which was originally built on Makogai Island in the Lomaiviti Group has been the destination for the treatment of leprosy since 1911. Two new leprosy wards, the Karuru Ward and the Mother Mary Agnes Ward were  opened as part of the Read more