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

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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

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 the potential benefits and risks … Continued

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Are Human Laws Always Moral

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 and others in concentration camps.  But … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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

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New Doctors and the Hippocratic Oath

Excerpted by Elizabeth Hanink from article by Fritz Baumgartner MD, and Gabriel Flores MD.   Recently a member of the Scholl Advisory Board published a study in the Linacre Quarterly concerning the attitudes of future doctors with respect to the Hippocratic Oath. The … Continued

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Food and Hydration: Everyone Matters

We all agree that food and hydration sustain life. If a person is to continue to live, he or she must have both. Beyond those simple statements, however, views proliferate, some with astonishing implications. For instance, many would see any … Continued

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Euthanasia and Dignity

By Miguel A. Endara, Ph.D.   On November 1, 2014, Brittany Maynard, under Oregon’s euthanasia law, ended her life.[1] Prior to this event Compassion & Choices International produced a video where she gave her reasons for wanting to commit physician-assisted-suicide.[2] Maynard was a soft-spoken and … Continued

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