Tag: Medicine

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    Expensive cancer-fighting drugs are sparking ethical debate about the tremendous costs and small benefits of some new treatments. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

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    This scholar and Harvard professor became the primary caregiver for his wife after she was afflicted with a neurodegenerative disorder. More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments

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    “You cannot understand caregiving unless you do it,” says Arthur Kleinman. “Acts of caregiving come as close to what I think religion is as I could name.” More

    October 1, 2010 | Comments

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    If you are a patient who is poor, says this doctor-nun, “sometimes in this society your are taught not to care about yourself…You are denigrated and told you are not an important person.” More

    September 24, 2010 | Comments

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    The vocation of healing is a central theme in the acclaimed novel “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese, who writes that doctors “must believe that ministering to others will heal our woundedness. And it can. But it can also deepen the wound.” More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    “Patients require that one-on-one encounter, the Samaritan function of being a physician,” says writer and Stanford Medical School professor Abraham Verghese. “I’m convinced that when the physician examines the patient, this is an incredibly important ritual.” More

    July 16, 2010 | Comments

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    Patients at this hospital in Madurai, India are among the world’s poorest people. It was founded by a pioneering eye surgeon who was a disciple of the spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo, and its business success and social mission have long made it a model in public health textbooks. More

    June 4, 2010 | Comments

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    “While we human beings are of inestimable value, we are not of infinite value,” writes an ethicist and professor of medicine in a new book on end-of-life care. More

    March 12, 2010 | Comments

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