Category Archives: Right to Die

Quora Query: What do People Think About the Law in Texas and 31 Other US States that Forces a Pregnant, Brain-Dead Woman, with No Hope of Recovery, to Have Her Functions Supported Against the Written Wishes of the Person Whose Body it is?

[From 2014, slightly modified] NOTE: This answer is long [TL:DR warning] This is an important issue, reminding me of the Terry Schiavo case of some years ago in Florida, on which I also opined along with my colleague Roger Blackburn. … Continue reading

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Quora Query: What is One Thing That you Regret Learning in Medical School?

It isn’t what I regret learning; it is what I regret not learning. 1. That death is cruel, fickle, and unjust; 2. That families often have no idea of medical limitations; 3. That physicians are often afraid to address points … Continue reading

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From Time Magazine: The Long Goodbye

Gentle Reader: Mr. Klein has done us a service in writing this piece.  It could just as well be titled: The Way We Die. It is somehow ironic that Mr. Klein was interviewing Iowa’s Senator Grassley when he received the … Continue reading

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Dying to Talk…….

Gentle Reader – This piece was published [see url below] by a primary care colleague much concerned with the state of health [insurance] reform.  Although he does not comment upon it explicitly in the piece, Doctor Lillis’ comments point out … Continue reading

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Schiavo: The case for privacy

This is a piece that was published by Roger Blackburn and I in the Gainesville Sun on 22 March, 2005.  It was after a huge outcry by – primarily – so-called “right-to-lifers” who insisted that Ms. Schiavo was not in … Continue reading

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