“Suffering and Choice”

By Julie Grimstad, President of the Board of HALO The problem of suffering has confronted mankind ever since Adam and Eve lost paradise. Suffering – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual – is an inescapable element of human life. Fortunately, modern … Continued

Posted in Miscellaneous, Physician-Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia | Leave a comment

Disability Rights Opposition to Assisted Suicide and Genetic Manipulation

By Skylar Covich PhD In this essay, I discuss my personal observations of the blind community’s approaches to life issues, and summarize the approaches that disabled activists have used to contribute to the case for life from conception to natural … Continued

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Changes in Hospice in the Last Thirty Years

by Rabbi Louis J. Feldman, Ph.D. Ask a very elderly physician who has reached the venerable age of 95 or older and he/she will tell you heart-rending stories of entire wards of patients who died for lack of a simple … Continued

Posted in Hospice / Palliative Care | Leave a comment

Will Conscience Protection For Those In The Medical Profession Survive?

By Germaine Wensley RN, BS and Andra Saglimbene, JD What will the medical profession look like if conscience rights are not protected? The foundations of modern western medicine are derived from the classical Greek tradition (800 B.C. – 200 A.D.)1 … Continued

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Hospice and Palliative Care Do Differ

Author: Betty Odello, RN, MN It is important to know that there is a difference between palliative and hospice care.  Both aim to keep the patient comfortable and pain free. While hospice care is reserved for a patient during the … Continued

Posted in Hospice / Palliative Care | Leave a comment

Prolife at End of Life: Redefining the Hospice Movement to Protect the Vulnerable

Author: Dr. Cristen Krebs, DNP, ANP-BC “As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me” -Matthew 25:40 Scripture reminds us that as Christians, it is our duty to care for the … Continued

Posted in Hospice / Palliative Care | Leave a comment

Safeguarding Human Dignity in the Age of CRISPR-Cas 9 Technology

By Miguel A. Endara Ph.D In November 2018, several prestigious academies of science sponsored the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing held at the University of Hong Kong. The purpose of the Summit was to explore topics such as … Continued

Posted in Genetic Engineering | Leave a comment

Are Human-Made Laws Always Moral

By Miguel A. Endara, Ph.D. Toward the end of the Second World War, as the Allied forces began to occupy the German strongholds and camps, they began to make horrific discoveries. Previously, there were only rumors of abuse of Jews … Continued

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Those Amazing Little Stem Cells and What They Can Do

By Germaine Wensley RN Perhaps you’ve seen articles about how human stem cell therapy has helped and even cured individuals. Maybe you’ve wondered what stem cells really are or where they can be found. Stem cells are the very basic cells found in our … Continued

Posted in Genetic Engineering | Leave a comment

CONSCIENCE PROTECTION

By Rabbi Louis J. Feldman When the Roe vs. Wade decision was made on January 22, 1973, the floodgates of possibility for coercion against denominational institutions were wide open. The worst fears of the religious community were realized when a … Continued

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment