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End of Life Care

Providing end of life care is difficult for everyone involved - from the patient to the caregiver, from the family to the healthcare professional. We have the latest information to help inform you as you make end of life care decisions.

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
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Council on Judicial and Ethical Affairs Report

The much-anticipated CEJA report on physician-assisted suicide was finally issued this month. Many individuals and organizations submitted oral and written testimony to CEJA, including CMDA and our members. In this week’s blog post, Dr. David Stevens breaks down the committee’s results and how you can get involved moving forward.

A “Bot” Too Far

In our technological world, it’s easier sometimes easier to have conversations with computers than with people. Dr. David Stevens just spent 35-minutes having a conversation about end of life options with Emily, an artificial intelligence robot. He shares how this is bad for you, as both a healthcare professional and as a patient.

Imminent Death Organ Donation Position Statement

Ethics Statements | May 08, 2017

CMDA affirms the sacredness of every human life, recognizing that life is a gift from God and has intrinsic value because all human beings are made in His image and likeness. For persons with illness that threatens life or health, organ transplantation may offer hope of a longer, healthier life. CMDA affirms ethical organ donation, meaning organ donation that is not coerced, in which organs are not purchased or sold, and through which vulnerable persons are not exploited or killed by vital organ procurement. 

Engage Your Government

How can Christians in healthcare address important issues facing healthcare in today's culture? In this collaborative article published in the winter 2016 edition of Today's Christian Doctor, CMDA members offer their advice for the best ways to engage with our government.

The Point - June 5, 2014

The Point is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that keeps you updated on emerging topics relevant to today's issues in healthcare. In this week's edition of The Point:

  • Understanding palliative care
  • The statistics of today’s patient totals
  • Christian physician in Egypt faces death for her faith

Christian Doctors Confirm Ethics Statements

News Release | April 24, 2014

CMDA's House of Representatives unanimously approved three new Ethics Statements at the 2014 CMDA National Convention, including Organ Donation After Circulatory Death (DCD), Professionalism and Valid Consent in Shared Decision-Making.


Resources | February 19, 2014

Simple guides to help answer your questions about issues in healthcare like abortion, stem cell research and others.

The Point - February 13, 2014

In this edition of The Point:

  • A new study shows religion helps toughen the brain
  • Brain-dead patient taken off life-support
  • New method for growing stem cells
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