Myles N. Sheehan, S.J., M.D., is the director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics and the David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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In 'Sister Death,' Beatrice Marovich explores the connections between living and dying in a way that seeks to refute the concept of death as enemy while not accepting it as something that is good or desirable.
At most medical schools in the United States, students are given a white coat during a ceremony in the first weeks after matriculation, and they are told about the role they will play and their obligation to serve others. These days medical training, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate (resid
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I plan to make this book required reading for my first-year students at Loyola University Chicago rsquo s Stritch School of Medicine I also would highly recommend it to anyone facing serious illness And frankly that rsquo s all of us It is a marvelous book that will change those who read it and
The take-home message from this review is similar to the line I wrote on my book reports in elementary school I would recommend this book to all my friends It is a rare experience for me to find a book that sets me on fire stirs me up and makes me think critically about my life and commitments as
In the first years of the 20th century Alois Alzheimer a German neurologist cared for a middle-aged woman with a marked personality change characterized by bizarre behavior and memory loss This woman died about five years after he first met her years characterized by an inexorable decline to a
* I am really hoping in that experimental chemotherapy. That’s what will beat this tumor!
In the last few years, I have become increasingly involved with death. This involvement has come from three sources: my clinical practice as a physician specializing in geriatrics, my work as a Jesuit priest at an academic medical center and my own attempts as an educator to improve the care of the