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?"
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Despite my frustrations, I am learning a lot about how to make not only my own practice but also health care better.
in seeking good, true, and beautiful friendships, I've discovered that authentic friendship is the foundation for a healthy romantic relationship. A lot of my mistakes and unhealthy attachments in prior romantic relationships have been revealed, and I've realized I have a lot to learn when it comes to friendship.
"The world does not need more doctors. It needs more doctors that understand poetry."
"It feels good to achieve closure. Sometimes, though we become unwilling to sacrifice that sensation even when it's clear we're making a mistake" - Charles Duhigg
Jesus wasn't excepting nor wanting me to be perfect in the way I thought of perfect. My version of perfection is a pedestal, a level that no one can reach where their body is impeccable, their academic record is flawless, and their personal life is unblemished. But Jesus Himself was battered and bruised, considered stupid by the religious leaders of the day, and had drama in His personal life.