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07/07/2015

A Doctor Lied & Patients Suffered

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

When I was graduating from college, I had a friend who was diagnosed with cancer, at least, that’s what she told her friends. She would ask to crash on a living room coach because she was scared to be alone, or ask for ride home from work because she felt too week to complete her full shift. Some things did not add up. We were not allowed to tell her parents. She said she was getting chemo but had no side effects at all. Some people became suspicious about whether she was sick and drifted away from caring.…

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07/07/2015

Death and the Landsknecht [EOL in Art 57]

Albrecht Durer's "Death and the Landsknecht" shows death reminding the knight that his time is limited.

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07/07/2015

Reincarnation and Discrimination – Objections to Brain Death

Dominic Wilkinson argues that if we are going to accommodate religious objections to brain death, then we must also accommodate NON-religious objections to brain death.

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07/06/2015

Another California Brain Death Dispute – Jonah Panduro

Last week, 12-year-old Jonah Panduro was being pulled by a boat on an inner tube when the metal loop snapped and lodged in his head.  This weekend, physicians at Fresno Regional Community Hospital declared him brain dead. They plan to remove phys...

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07/06/2015

Death of Socrates [EOL in Art 56]

Accused by the Athenian government of denying the gods and corrupting the young through his teachings, Socrates was offered the choice of renouncing his beliefs or dying by drinking a cup of hemlock. In his 1787 masterpiece, Jacques Louis David sh...

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07/05/2015

Atul Gawande’s Look at Mortality

I was invited to write a review of the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande recently. While not a Christian book, it addresses end of life issues of interest to all involved with bioethics. This is part one of two. Evidence of humankind’s tendency to avoid the inevitable surrounds us in our culture. Burgeoning numbers of technological and surgical enhancements, from Botox to Nano therapy,... // Read More »

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07/05/2015

Thinking about Death [EOL in Art 55]

During the later years of Frida Kahlo's life, she was tortured by numerous illness and complications. This self portrait was painted in 1943 and Frida's health was deteriorated during that period and she had to be bedridden most of the time.  Due...

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07/04/2015

A Conceptual Framework to Assess the Value of Cancer Treatment Options

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released a conceptual framework for assessing the value of new cancer therapies based on treatment benefits, toxicities, and costs.  Developed by the ASCO Value in Cancer Care Task Force, the f...

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07/04/2015

The Ages of Man and Death [EOL in Art 54]

Hans Baldung's "The Ages of Man and Death" (1544) shows death, with his hourglass and broken spear, leading an old woman by the arm. She, in turn, seeks to drag along a young woman at the height of her beauty. A baby lies sleeping on the ground, a...

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07/03/2015

The End of Life Liberty Project

For Independence Day weekend, I am happy to announce that: The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) recently expanded its agenda to include The End of Life Liberty Project, to protect and expand the liberties of persons approaching end of life, engag...

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