Tag: healthcare

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What Hospice/ Palliative Care Can Teach Us About Birth Care in the US

  “Yes, it can be sad and messy and powerful and  hard and normal and absurd and  everything in between.”- Zen Hospice Project website I’ve always felt that birth and death were very similar in many ways. If you believe in the concept of a soul or spirit, the idea that birth is a type of death and death is a type of birth … Read More What Hospice/ Palliative Care Can Teach Us About Birth Care in the US

Bioethics Is Not A Sequel To A Pauly Shore Movie

“Is your wife one of those people who will go along with it? Just sign him up for the surgery and you can go home and discuss it with her later.” My husband had come to a prominent teaching hospital in Southern California affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist faith seeking orthotic braces for our son. Instead, he was getting a hard sell for … Read More Bioethics Is Not A Sequel To A Pauly Shore Movie

The Butlerian Jihad and Maternal Health

Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel Dune chronicles humanity’s interstellar civilization thousands of years into the future. (If you read it, you’ll notice more than a few similarities between Dune  and Star Wars: A New Hope. George Lucas was very inspired by Dune and his initial versions of Star Wars were more of a reworking of it. Once he used a little more Force and a little less spice, the whole thing really … Read More The Butlerian Jihad and Maternal Health

Europe has nationalized healthcare, America has GoFundMe, here’s why

Have you ever heard about how the “Titans of Industry” in the Gilded Age made so. much. money? It’s because there was so little regulation on big business and the treatment of workers at the time. If you wanted to pay your workers an un-livable wage and work them 12 hours a day, 6 days a week under dangerous conditions, there was nothing to … Read More Europe has nationalized healthcare, America has GoFundMe, here’s why