bioethics, pop culture

The Danger of Hostility: Lessons from Auschwitz and the Immigration Crisis

 What unites us is stronger than what divides us. However, when we allow what divides us to define us, we end up hurting ourselves and our neighbor in the process. 

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pop culture

An ER Nurse’s Thoughts While Watching NBC’s ER

Growing up, one of the TV shows I was not allowed to watch was ER. My parents deemed it "too scary" for me. I was furious when my older sister was eventually allowed to watch. The irony, of course, is that now I am ER nurse...without ever having been influenced by the show directly. Most of my… Continue reading An ER Nurse’s Thoughts While Watching NBC’s ER

bioethics, pop culture, Q and A

The Tragic Case of Alfie Evans: A Friend’s Question

In the case of Alfie, the question should not be "do we stop invasive care on a terminally ill toddler?" Rather, it ought to be, "do we want to be a society that stops invasive care on a terminally ill toddler because we think his life is not worth living or do we want to be a society that stops invasive care on a terminally ill toddler because his life is worth living but we recognize that our technologies cannot save him and because we respect his dignity and worth, we are going to stop invasive care because we want him to be comfortable as his body shuts down?"