The Challenges of Health Care Workers in the Light of the Encyclicals Laudato Si' and Fratelli Tutti

“Accompanying Health Care Workers

in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic”



"A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach" (LS 49)

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has promoted a series of webinars on the theme of

health inspired by the Encyclicals Laudato Si' and Fratelli tutti

June 8, 9 and 10

“Accompanying Health Care Workers  <br> <br> in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic”

The health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly stressed, at times to the point of exhaustion, health care workers. Engaged in their service on the front lines of this emergency, health workers and other health actors have been and continue to be exposed to high levels of stress.

 

In the face of the alarming threat to their health, we are all called, just like the Good Samaritan, to make ourselves available as neighbors; to become a community of men and women who make the fragility of others their own concern, for the sake of the common good (cf. Fratelli tutti, n. 67).

 

Seeking to actualize this essential aim, in the year that, among other things, the World Health Organization dedicates to the Health and Care Workers "in appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic", the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is has organized five video conferences on the theme: “Accompanying Health Care Workers in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic”  which took place on 8, 9 and 10 June 2021.

 

The Video conferences helped participants understand the impact of the pandemic on health care workers and all those involved in the network of care and assistance. With testimonies and experiences we tried to answer an important question: how can we accompany health and pastoral workers involved on the front lines of the pandemic?

 

The five conferences were organized according to regions and time zones (Europe, USA & Canada, Africa & Middle East, Asia & Oceania and Latin America). The Schedule of the Conferences is as follows:

 

8 JUNE

EUROPE (10:30-12:30 CEST)

USA and CANADA (15:30-18:15 CEST)

 

9 JUNE

AFRICA and MIDDLE EAST (10:30-12:40 CEST)

 

10 JUNE

ASIA and OCEANIA (10:30-12:40 CEST)

LATIN AMERICA (16:00-18:20 CEST)

 

11 June 2021