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What will January 20th do for medicine?

Make no little plans; they have no power to stir men’s blood. —Daniel Burnham The last eight years have seen subtle and not-so subtle predations on the practice of medicine. Will the new administration be able to promote the kind of change we need? Let’s review some of the challenges facing the Obama administration. Ethical…

Accomodation or contortion?

Remember those pesky conscience laws the Bush administration is trying to ram into our collective orifaces on their way out the door? No? Let me remind you. You see, the theocrats who are on their way out on Tuesday want to step up enforcement of the so-called Church Amendment, which protect health care providers (defined…

Shameless self-promotion

In case you missed it, we’re plugging the “diavlog” that Janet and I recorded the other night. I could talk medical ethics all day, and we spent an hour doing just that. Thankfully (for you) the thing is indexed, and you can skip around. Still, if you have the patience, try to catch the whole…