Is Catholic palliative care irreplaceable?

Martin Regg Cohn’s column in Saturday’s Toronto Star is headlined (in the print version) “Assisted death can’t be forced on doctors of faith.” He starts the piece by expressing sympathy for doctors who “entered the medical profession to save lives, not to take them,” then states the obvious point that a doctor’s … Continue reading

This is what I learned about Science Advocacy

To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things Isaac Newton This is my first blog … Continue reading

Organ donation and presumed consent

A small but important law changed in France on January 1st. Prior to 2017, deceased persons were assumed to have opted out of organ donation. Now, unless they have registered against it, everyone is presumed to have opted in.

John Hofsess’ Assisted Voluntary Death in Basel, Switzerland

The title of this post comes from an email I received from my friend and colleague Richard Thain. The information in the email is summarized by Krista at Longreads, “On the Right to Die: John Hofsess’ Secret Assisted Suicide Service“: At Toronto Life, John Hofsess posthumously reveals the secret assisted … Continue reading

Water you doing

Protecting kids from homeopathic stupidity, that’s what. Under the new policy, Health Canada will no longer approve any health claims for homeopathic cough, cold and flu products aimed at children unless they are backed by scientific evidence. The change will end the near-monopoly that homeopathic manufacturers have in marketing cough … Continue reading

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