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03/23/2017

Reading Lolita in Residency

Howard Trachtman, MD Department of Pediatrics NYU School of Medicine Throughout history, reading books has often been viewed with deep suspicion by figures in authority. The Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola collected and publically burned thousands of objects including books on February 7, 1497 in Florence, Italy, an infamous episode that […]

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03/23/2017

Conscience Based Objection in Healthcare and Limiting Patient Liberty- Arizona Gives Broad Right

Governor Ducey The Arizona Legislature has just passed a bill that permits healthcare providers to refuse patient-requested end-of-life treatment.  On March 22, S.B. 1439 was sent to Governor.   The bill provides in part: "A health care ...

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03/22/2017

Government, More or Less: Overcoming Legacy Barriers to Behavioral Health Integration

Join us at Mitchell Hamline for this CLE presentation and discussion on March 30.

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03/22/2017

Texas Considers Letting Doctors Lie to Patients

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

The Texas Senate just passed a new bill (SB 25) that would shield doctors from a lawsuit if a baby is born with a disability even if the doctor knew of the concern and chose not to tell the parents. Opponents of the bill say that it permits doctors to lie to their patients if the doctor believes that knowledge might lead the woman to choose an abortion. The Houston Chronicle reports the bill’s aim is to “chip away at abortion rights.”

The Texas law does not go as far as a 2015 Arizona law that mandated physicians lie to patients by telling them that an abortion can be reversed.…

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03/22/2017

Healthcare Unaffordable? Perhaps Your Doctor Is Partly to Blame

Here is a news article from Canada, experiencing the kind of healthcare inflation that causes them to call experts in the U.S. for advice—people like me, but also some actual credible authorities! Some see it as an eternal struggle: the … Continue reading

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03/21/2017

From My Students Most of All

By Zev Leifer The Talmud (Taanis 7a) quotes Rabbi Chanina who declared that, “I have learned much from my teachers, more from my colleagues and most from students.”  There is a tendency amongst educators, in general and more so, I suspect, amongst medical educators (given their many years of training and vast experience) to take […]

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03/21/2017

Intersectionality and the Dangers of White Empathy when Treating Black Patients

by Keisha Ray, Ph.D.

(Originally presented at the 7th International Health Humanities Consortium meeting in Houston, Texas)

I’ve had many odd, seemingly racially motivated experiences with racially uneducated and racially insensitive doctors and nurses. From being told by one of my white physicians that I sound white when I speak, to another physician calling me “sista girl” for what seemed like 100 times during our brief 15-minute interaction, or another physician who in disbelief kept asking me “Are you sure you’ve never been pregnant? It’s very rare for a black woman your age to not have had any pregnancies. Maybe you think I mean births, when I mean pregnancies?” At the time, I was only 25 years old.…

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03/21/2017

The 14 day rule – A brief update

In early December, this blog commented upon the 7 December 2016 conference at University College London, which debated rethinking the ethics whether or not to increase the UK’s restriction on experimentation on human embryos from 14 to 28 days. One result of that conference is that the Progress Educational Trust (the sponsor of the original conference) has since submitted a request to the House of... // Read More »

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03/20/2017

This is a GREAT day to have a cardiac arrest!!!

I thought that headline would get your attention.  Okay, so actually, yesterday would have been an even better time to have a cardiac event, but today’s still good.  March 17-19, the American College of Cardiology was meeting in Washington, DC.  Lots of top cardiologists were away from their hospitals and not seeing patients.  Today I […]

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03/20/2017

Charlie Gard – Court Gives Parents More Time in Medical Futility Conflict

In contrast to courts in the USA, courts in the UK have provided substantial guidance in medical futility conflicts.  One of the most recent of these cases involves seven-month-old Charlie Gard.  He has a mitochondrial depletion syndrome for ...

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