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Resources

“The Catholic On Call Handbook”
by Dr. Alison Marion Snodgrass (MBBS(S’pore), MRCPCH(UK)(Paed Med), MMed (Paed Med))

with input from:
Dr. Ian James Snodgrass (MBBS(S’pore))
Father David Garcia (O.P.)
Dr. Colin Ong (MBBS(S’pore, MRCS(Edinburgh)(A&E),DMA (Bioethics)
Dr. John Hui
Dr. Ong Yew Jin

The Catholic On Call Handbook, is a bioethics guide for Catholic doctors that aims to help with navigation through sticky ethical situations in clinical practice. Each chapter provides information on Church teaching, basic information (medical, legal etc) on the topic in question, suggested responses to various clinical scenarios/FAQs and references for further reading.

Chpt 1 – Decision-making in health care
Chpt 2 – Contraception, sterilisation and family planning
Chpt 3 – Infertility
Chpt 4 – Abortion
Chpt 5 – Genetic testing and research
Chpt 6 – Sexuality
Chpt 7 – Organ and stem cell transplants
Chpt 8 – Euthanasia
Chpt 9 – Vaccines

CMG Ethics Centre 

Run by Dr John Hui, the CMG Ethics Centre was set up to answer queries on bioethical issues from both the public and the medical fraternity, in the Catholic Context. Currently it being run as a email consult service. 

Feel free to email cmgethicscentre@gmail.com for all your ethics queries.

Other resources: 

Jerome Lejeune Foundation
In 1959, Professor Jérôme Lejeune, doctor and researcher, discovered the cause of Down syndrome (trisomy 21).
Since then, the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, has been working for individuals affected by genetic disorders (Down syndrome, Williams-Beuren syndrome, fragile X syndrome, “cri du chat” syndrome, other trisomies, monosomies and unexplained intellectual disability).
Visit their website to learn more about Jerome Lejeune and his work.

Heart Beat Project
The heartbeat of this project is to inspire the church to build a culture that chooses life, so that every unborn child may have the chance to live life to the fullest. Through real-life stories and resources, we want to create conversations that will inspire the church to support those facing unplanned pregnancies.

             

Click here to watch the story of Noah

Conception to Birth – Visualised by Alexander Tsiaras
Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.)

Conception to Birth – Visualised

ALife
aLife is a secular, non-profit voluntary welfare organisation that views every child from the moment of conception as a precious gift to be cherished and enjoyed by all. It is committed to educating, advising and supporting women and their families on issues related to the unborn child and the mother’s reproductive health.

Click here to learn more about them at their website

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats
Rachel’s Vineyard’s weekend retreats are a beautiful opportunity for anyone who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion, so as to help them find healing and courage in their journey. The retreat is specially designed to help participants to experience the mercy and compassion of God, and give them the opportunity to release their repressed feelings of anger, shame, guilt, and grief, in a safe and comforting environment.

For more information, click here for their website.


From the Dr's Blog

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