Is there such thing as a “good” death?

I read this article in the NYT awhile ago, but I am finally getting some time to post about it. In ill doctor, a surprise reflection of who picks assisted suicide It is a balanced argument on physician assisted suicide, straight from the viewpoint of a medical doctor. It’s not about a “slippery slope” and … Continue reading

Flatline

A team of heart surgeons give a man life, without a heartbeat. Pretty amazing. I hope they make this documentary longer. Flatline: A film of life without a heartbeat

Graveyard Shift

How apropos, posting this on my night shift. The cross has an inscription dating back to the 1850s. Moreover, the person who was lain to rest was born in 1799. I took this photo at a graveyard about 2 km from town. This ancestral land is on a different island from where town is located. … Continue reading

Whose Land is it Anyway?

I wish that more Canadians knew about the conditions and issues that Aboriginal Canadians face daily. There are still many misconceptions that exist today. And a very recent example getting some media attention is when Justin Bieber made that gaffe about being part Inuit and getting free gas. It’s this kind of ignorance that perpetuates … Continue reading

Defensive Medicine

I came across this article from the New York Times Op-Ed page, which really struck a chord with me. More Treatment, More Mistakes written by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Certainly many procedures, tests and prescriptions are based on legitimate need. But many are not. In a recent anonymous survey, orthopedic surgeons said 24 percent of the … Continue reading