Essays in Medical Ethics

Essays in Medical Ethics

Modern medicine suggests omnipotence and an image of life as something that can be perfected at any time. Yet our view of things changes when disease throws us into an existential crisis. Then we seek human answers and feel misunderstood and abandoned in the system of modern medicine. Professor Giovanni Maio, the eloquent advocate of […]

Government-Scripted Consent: When Medical Ethics and Law Collide (Essays)

Government-Scripted Consent: When Medical Ethics and Law Collide (Essays)

Informed consent lies at the heart of the physician-patient relationship. It is grounded in the principle of respect for persons, which affirms an individual’s consequent right to autonomous decision-making. Informed consent requires voluntariness–freedom from coercion, undue influence, or bias–on the patient’s part, and accurate, good faith disclosure of information by the physician. These are minimal […]

Medical Essays

Medical Essays

According to Wikipedia: “Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician and professor who also achieved fame as a writer. During his lifetime, he was one of the best regarded poets of the 19th century and is considered a member of the Fireside Poets.”

Controversial Medical Treatment and the Right to Health Care (Essays) (Essay)

Controversial Medical Treatment and the Right to Health Care (Essays) (Essay)

People have long argued that health care is a basic right that the government is obligated to provide. Our constitutional system, however, is notoriously lax in recognizing positive rights to state-funded resources. As a result, health care coverage for the more than forty million uninsured remains hostage to politics and the political process. A less […]

Fromm Essays: The Humanistic Science of Man, From the The Pathology of Normalcy

Fromm Essays: The Humanistic Science of Man, From the The Pathology of Normalcy

A brilliant meditation on mental health in the modern world; alienation; ways to overcome “the insane society”; a comprehensive analysis of prevailing concepts of mental health against Fromm’s views on overcoming destructive narcissism and social determinants of mental health; and a look at humankind’s alleged passivity in relation to dreams, child development, and psychology.

Fromm Essays: Modern Man's Pathology of Normalcy Four Lectures Given at the New School for Social Research in 1953, From the The Pathology of Normalcy

Fromm Essays: Modern Man’s Pathology of Normalcy Four Lectures Given at the New School for Social Research in 1953, From the The Pathology of Normalcy

A brilliant meditation on mental health in the modern world; alienation; ways to overcome “the insane society”; a comprehensive analysis of prevailing concepts of mental health against Fromm’s views on overcoming destructive narcissism and social determinants of mental health; and a look at humankind’s alleged passivity in relation to dreams, child development, and psychology.