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September 1, 2014

Is [Your Favorite Politician Here] Narcissistic Enough to Be a Good President?

I expect we all agree that the presidency is not a job for a shrinking violet.  We acknowledge that a president without self-confidence would be a disaster in the making.  But just how confident do we want our president to … Continue reading
September 1, 2014

2014 United States Health Freedom Congress (Minnesota)

Come to Hamline University on September 26 and 27 for the 2014 Health Freedom Congress.

The 2014 United States Health Freedom Congress is the 9th national health freedom gathering hosted by NHFC.  This Congress will bring together over 40 health freedom organizations and their leaders from across the nation and numerous other leaders and general participants. Attendees will join and work together for two days. 

The first day, September 26, Voting Members of the Congress will reconvene the Congress formal circle for a limited time in the morning. This will be followed by a full day of activities with General Participants and Voting Members working closely together to discern ways to strengthen the health freedom movement. The daytime work will be followed by an evening workshop on social media entitled “Health Freedom Going Live.”

The second day, September 27, attendees will resume their work from 9:00am - 2:00pm. At 2:00pm the Health Freedom Congress will convene and participate in wrap-up. The Health Freedom Awards Banquet and Keynote speech by Barbara Loe Fisher will begin at 6:30pm Saturday evening.

September 1, 2014

California Law on Therapeutic Obstinacy & Non-Beneficial Treatment (Video)

UCLA has posted a video of my February 2014 talk for the UCLA Health Ethics Center:  "California Law on Therapeutic Obstinacy & Non-Beneficial Treatment."
August 31, 2014

What Is Driving Our Health Care?

Katie Jennings recently wrote in Politico Magazine of the American Medical Association’s role in American health care policy, particularly concerning pricing for services (see “The Secret Committee Behind Our Soaring Health Care Costs”).   Since the 1990s, an AMA committee has been in charge of determining the value of services provided by physicians, including determining Medicare prices.  Jennings points out that the committee serves as “a... // Read More »
August 31, 2014

Final Exit Network - 10 Year Anniversary

The Final Exit Network is ten years old this month. FEN is an all-volunteer organization serving members in all 50 states who: Are suffering from intolerable medical circumstances  Are mentally competent Want to end their lives Meet FEN's offic...
August 31, 2014

Minnesota's New Medical Marijuana Law: Now What?

August 30, 2014

Religiously Affiliated ICU Patients Receive More Aggressive End-of-Life Care

A study just published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Surgical Research finds that religiously affiliated intensive care unit patients receive more aggressive end-of-life care in the ICU. Yet this high-intensity care does not translate...
August 29, 2014

Influencing Young Minds

I really like teaching Duke undergraduates. They are an ambitious and intelligent group. But sometimes their ambition and intelligence get in the way of creative thinking, especially in regards to careers. They all want to remain high achievers, so they … Continue reading
August 29, 2014

The Boys in the Ban

by Sean Philpott-Jones, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership For over 30 years now, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned blood donations from gay and bisexual men. It is a lifetime ban. Currently, no man who has ever had sex with another man can donate blood in the US. […]
August 29, 2014

Jahi McMath Still Responding to Verbal Commands

Jahi McMath was declared dead both by multiple neurologists and by a California court in December 2013.   Yet, just days ago her mother made the following announcement to the crowd at the New Beginnings Community Center's summer gala event at the...

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