Catholic physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, hospital chaplains, medical/dental students, residents, allied health providers and health care workers are welcome within our CMA guild.
Omaha Guild of the Catholic Medical Association
I, ___________________ , a (medical doctor, dentist, allied health provider, medical/dental student, or health care worker) solemnly promise: to live the following oath:
I solemnly promise…
1. To continually improve your professional abilities, in order to give your patients the best care you can.
2. To respect your patients as human persons, putting their interests ahead of political and economic consideration, and to treat them without prejudice arising from religious, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or sexual differences.
3. To defend and protect human life from conception to its natural end, believing that human life, transmitted by parents, is created by God and has an eternal destiny that belongs to Him and, therefore, in your medical practice to never prescribe contraceptives or to counsel, cooperate in, or procure abortion or euthanasia for any patient.
4. To refuse to become an instrument of violent or oppressive applications of medicine.
5. To serve the public health, promoting health policies respectful of life and of the dignity and nature of the human person so always to be witness to the Gospel of Life.
6. To cooperate with the applications of just law, except on grounds of conscientious objection when the civil law does not respect human rights, especially the right to life.
7. To work with openness towards every person, independently of their religious beliefs.
8. To donate part of your time for free and charitable care of the poor.
In order to achieve these goals, I solemnly promise…
1. To recognize the Word of God as the inspiration of all of your actions, to be faithful to the teachings of the Church, and to form your professional conscience in accord with them.
2. To cultivate a filial relationship with God, nourished by prayer, and to be a faithful witness of Christ.
3. To practice Catholic moral principles, in particular those related to bio-medical ethics, especially in your medial practice to be completely faithful to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services as issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
4. To express the benevolence of Christ in your life, and in your relationships with patients, colleagues, and society.
5. To participate in evangelization of the suffering world, in co-operation with the pastoral ministry of the Church, especially to exercise the apostolate of bringing the healing of Jesus Christ the Divine Physician to your patients for their well-being in mind, body, and soul.