My brother tells me my doctoring days are done. We keep up a lively, ongoing email discussion of current technologies as they relate to topics such as big data analysis, Internet of Things (IoT), and smartphone technology. He recently challenged me that due to the rapid increase in computational power and sophistication of data analysis, smartphones will soon replace doctors as the main source of... // Read More »
A new Australian study determined that 12% of end-of-life treatment was "futile" as determined by a consensus of clinicians.
This corroborates a figure determined a few years ago in a study at UCLA in the United States. Cl...
Clinicians at King's College Hospital say that giving further intensive care treatment to seven-month-old Isaiah Haastrup is "futile, burdensome and not in his best interests."
The baby's parents, Takesha Thomas and Lanre Hasstrup, want his treatment ...
After the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Rasouli, clinicians across Canada have generally been "chilled" from standing up to surrogates who demanded potentially inappropriate life-sustaining treatment. But two new cases s...
The Good Doctor (Season 1; Episode 3): A Patient Takes A Drink While on the Transplant List
This week, a patient is finally at the top of the list for a heart transplant. The heart is at a hospital on the other side of the Bay and through a series of obstacles, getting the liver to the hospital while still viable becomes a challenge. At the same time, a final series of blood tests shows that the patient had a drink. The viewer is told that to be eligible for the transplant, the patient cannot have had alcohol for the prior 6 months.…
STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE THIRD-PLACE WINNER By Maia Lauria I first stumbled upon the issue of palliative care during a particularly hard time in my life. I was twenty years old, and for the first time having to confront the realities of watching a loved one die. Up until then, death had been a … More Hospice and Palliative Care