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What Eleanor Roosevelt's final days can teach us about end-of-life care

When Eleanor Roosevelt died in 1962, she was one of the most well respected people in the world. She played an outsized role as First Lady during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency, and after his death she continued as an international figure in her own right, serving as a United Nations delegate and forceful human rights activist. 623 more words

At The Bedside

EU Court confirms Brüstle Judgment on human embryos

The Court of Justice of the EU has confirmed its interpretation of the term “human embryo”. In a new case concerning the patentability of processes covering the use of parthenogenetically-activated human ova, the High Court of Justice for England and Wales submitted a preliminary question to the CJEU, asking whether the concept of “human embryo”, as interpreted in the judgment in the case of… 293 more words


Keep Going: Encouragement and Identity

Life happens, and those who understand that best seem to be the ones who have personally gone through hell. It is not unlike how Churchill famously said: “If you are going through hell, keep going.” Some catastrophe strikes, quite suddenly, which tempers even the bioethical virtue of temperance and its gradualness of change. 445 more words


Gradualness: A Bioethical Temperance

Hospitals are notoriously busy places.

Why is everybody in such a rush? Nurses scurry about the hallways as emergency ambulances arrive carrying people with various traumatic injuries. 408 more words


Book Displays: December 2014

Christmas and the Incarnation

Christmas : A Candid History by Bruce David Forbes

The Christmas season is upon us and with it the familiar yuletide sights, sounds and traditions. 876 more words

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