Monthly Archives: April 2014

Methods and Discipline in an Interconnected Bioethics

Originally posted on HEAL UoS Blog:
I’m writing this blog post in a rather august atrium in the University of Vienna (long story), but it actually relates to a talk I gave last week at Monash University’s campus in Prato.…

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Gender Disparity: Paycheck Fairness Act is not enough

Before I start, let me say that I support any effort to address wage inequality and I believe strongly in the right to equal pay for equal work. If the Paycheck Fairness Act helps to bring more equity to the … Continue reading

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Doctors, Patients and Bad Bedside Manners

Originally posted on womenscancerconnection:
In a support group that I facilitate, we recently were discussing our relationships with our doctors. So many of the women have had bad experiences, especially, with their surgeons. Now, this may be true in all…

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Is there a wrong way to grieve?

Over the past few months, I’ve written of several philosophers of the ancient past who taught that grief should not overwhelm us before themselves becoming overwhelmed by grief. Stoic philosophers taught that we should understand that death is nothing to … Continue reading

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