bioethics, physiology

Penicillin and Other Wonder Drugs

It's natural to want something difficult to end. It's natural to try to fix things. It's natural to want to feel better. But wonder drugs are not real and pretending that they are is dangerous.

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bioethics

A Deadly Mistake: Thoughts on the Criminal Charges Against RaDonda Vaught

After a long day of work, I was scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook before bed (horrible habit, I know) and stumbled across the story of RaDonda Vaught. Maybe you're familiar with her, maybe you're not. In case you're not, here's the exact video that piqued my interest by Z Dogg, MD, a video/blogger physician:… Continue reading A Deadly Mistake: Thoughts on the Criminal Charges Against RaDonda Vaught

bioethics, spirituality

Reservoirs of Trust: On the American Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

"...he problem with reservoirs is that they take a very long time to fill but they can be drained by one hole in the dam.  The actions of one person can destroy what it took hundreds of people years to build." - James Comey

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?"