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CMDA Ethics Statement on Homosexuality

[1 hour]
This course is available for physician, dentist, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner continuing education. A general attendance certificate is also available.

Release Date: November 20, 2021
Termination Date: November 19, 2024

In this position statement, CMDA provides biblical, social and medical support for a biblical view of sexuality defined as sexual activity within the confines of a marriage between a man and a woman. After detailing that support, the statement makes recommendations for the Christian community regarding how to respond to individuals struggling with same-sex attraction. The statement also provides recommendations regarding compassionate medical care for individuals struggling with homosexuality to Christian healthcare professionals. The statement concludes with recommendations regarding the importance of nondiscrimination.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the medical basis for recommending sex be confined to marriage between a man and a woman.
  • Describe the importance of competent and compassionate care of individuals who identify as gay or lesbian.
  • Identify the importance of delivering healthcare for individuals struggling with same-sex attraction in a nondiscriminatory manner.