Rejection Kills

April 30, 2019

The brain makes no distinction between a broken bone and an aching heart. That’s why social exclusion needs a health warning

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But are they ethical? Legal scholar Alison Dundes Renteln is aware that images of suffering are often part of human rights campaigns, and notes the value of freedom of expression. At the same time, she argues for ethical limitations on the right to take pictures

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Last winter, unforgettable video footage online showed a starving polar bear, struggling in its Arctic hunting grounds. Because of global warming, the ice was thin and the food supply was scarce. The video generated a wellspring of sympathy for the plight of this poor creature

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Residents surveyed cite preference for limited-hour programs, but program directors report high levels of dissatisfaction with this approach compared to flexible-hour programs

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Understanding unconsciousness

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While most of Singer’s other writings seemed so thoughtful, so compassionate, his writings on disabled children seemed to be approaching the slippery slope toward ethnocide – the intentional and systematic destruction of cultures, like the Deaf culture that my own family embraced…and I wanted to know more: what he thought today…This past winter, I reached out to Singer to learn more

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Uganda has a strategy for giving scarce morphine to patients in pain. But many poor nations won’t emulate it, over fear of an opioid epidemic

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Amnesic anesthetics are convenient and help patients make a faster recovery, but they don’t necessarily prevent suffering during surgery

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