Ethics Issues : "Million Dollar Baby" Deserves An Oscar...
Posted by Chapster on Feb-26-2005 (3586 reads)

New Age Media Concepts Health News - In a recent article, "Million Dollar Baby" Deserves An Oscar, But The Medical Ethics Debate Has Gone Off The Track, Dr. James Murtagh, Jr., an ICU physician, relates his concern that media does a disservice to the legitimate concerns of medical ethics. Specifically, he finds the recent motion picture, Million Dollar Baby guilty of both distorting and misrepresenting very real ethics issues in medicine: Quote:

Somehow, the film distorts the medical aspects of end-of-life decision-making almost beyond recognition.

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Grief and Grieving : Excerpt from Stephen Levines Unattended Sorrow
Posted by Jeffery on Feb-11-2005 (2370 reads)

The following is an excerpt from the book Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart by Stephen Levine

A DAY IN THE HEART OF PAIN

WHAT WOULD IT BE LIKE TO AWAKEN TO A DAY WITH OUR HEARTS
open to our pain?

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Long Term Care : A Difficult Decision By Paulette Kaufman
Posted by Chapster on Jan-27-2005 (2564 reads)

The decision to place a loved one in an assisted living facility is a difficult but frequently unavoidable one. Even though the choice may be absolutely necessary, the person forced to make the decision for their spouse or parent often feels an overwhelming sense of guilt.

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Medical Issues : NationalPainFoundation.org: What You Need to Know about Clinical Research Trials
Posted by Chapster on Jan-20-2005 (1800 reads)

In this article from the National Pain Foundation, author Jim Hagen provides information about all those clinical trials you hear advertised, and offers wise advice to consider before participating.

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Pain : WHO:Pain management, e-learning and the Internet
Posted by Chapster on Jan-18-2005 (1866 reads)

Cancer Pain Release - The World Health Organization in a recent issue of the journal Cancer Pain Release features an interview with Alejandro Jadad, MD, DPhil, FRCPC addressing Pain management, e-learning and the Internet. It has very helpful information on the use of the internet and the practice of cancer pain management. Specifically, it addresses how the internet can benefit medical practice, barriers to the use of the internet in medical practice, and growing trends.

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