On Tuesday 28 April 2020, Rev Dr Joe Parkinson gave a videoconference presentation to AMPJP members on: Ethical Challenges for Catholic health and aged care in a COVID-19 world
This is the first videoconference of a formation nature that the AMPJP has organised. We were pleased to have 31 people from across eight of our member MPJPs.
The AMPJP Executive Officer’s summary of Rev Dr Parkinson’s presentation:
COVID-19 started as a health crisis, become an economic crisis and later a social (and moral) crisis.
The nature of our ministries means that COVID-19 challenges our ministries in ways that are sometimes similar and at other times different.
At the level of governance and stewardship level, the overall challenge of this period is
“What will the COVID-19 crisis challenge us to do differently into the future?”
Three questions arise from this COVID-19 situation – the answers to which contain insights from our Catholic ethical tradition:
Catholic Health Australia has published a paper by Rev Dr Parkinson titled: “Contributions from the Catholic ethical tradition in time of pandemic” You can find this paper here.