Call For Putting Covid 19 Vaccine on Public Domain
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, research into finding an effective vaccine continues, both in the pharmaceutical industry and in public research.
Not Dying Alone — Modern Compassionate Care
in the Covid-19 Pandemic. Dr. Wakam: I’m 5 hours into my ICU shift at a community hospital in Detroit when the results of another arterial blood gas return. My patient has been hospitalized for 3 days and is Covid-19–positive. Over the past 12
Complex disability: model of choice and empowerment of the person
In two recent events, people with disabilities have been in the spotlight: the Paralympic Games in Rio and the fashion show of a Japanese designer. The first has made known to the public life stories and sports of great value;
Between the doctor, patient and guardian
The doctor-patient relationship, as has been extensively analysed, is the foundation of medical action even in end-of-life care. As the disease worsens, a doctor is asked to discuss and disclose the difficult decisions to be made
Communication and relationships in medicine: state of the art
There have been few changes in the life of man as profound as those which have happened in the biomedical sciences and in medical practice in the last few decades.
The art of letting go
A mother journeys with her addict son. Here’s her story. My son’s drug addiction started around the time he finished high school. Both my husband and I had never done drugs, so at the beginning we were very naïve.
Staying positive, despite the egos
Facing fights about academic authorship. I work as a scientist in the agriculture division of a university. Throughout my years pursuing a science degree, and now a science career in academia, I have always found it challenging to live the spirituality of unity,
A burst of advocacy
Despite the complexity of plastic waste disposal, young people seek solutions and take action. I’m a third-year college student who has signed up for far too many classes this semester — and therefore, an avid iced coffee drinker.
The identity of the person with dementia
Nearly 50 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. According to current forecasts, by the year 2050, this figure will have tripled.
From interrelationship to reciprocity: its implications in the medical sphere
We have reflected on the importance of communication and the art of interrelating in Medicine. My task now is to talk about the significance and value of reciprocity. It is our conviction that knowing how to communicate and to enter into a relationship with another – whether this person is a colleague, a health worker, a patient or his/her relatives – requires a step farther: to arrive at a reciprocal relationship.
The role of spirituality for the patient and the care team
In all traditions, medicine is seen as a gift of the Divine or of a Divinity. The oath of Hippocrates already attests this. Medicine calls for a profound transformation of the sick person, anactual conversion, that is, the healing of the body. When thistakes place, it is in practice the consequence of the healing of the soul obtained through purification, a catharsis that may bemore or less long.In this therapeutic scenario the reestablishment of a spiritual relationship with the divine brings one back to normality, that is to health.
Health is a gift - From the 1973 Diary
Chiara Lubich shared the light she experienced during a period of illness.
Medical Professionalism: a GP’s Perspective
“A really good liver” I remember when I was a medical student the excitement of going round the wards with a keen doctor who would take us to feel a “really good spleen” or listen to an “interesting cardiac murmur”. Like my fellow students in our new, pristine white coats, I was very excited. However, something in me rebelled and a little voice said, “This isn’t quite right”. It was not that we did not greet the patient, ask permission to examine and do all that medical etiquette and politeness required
Evolution of the hospital and commitments to be assumed
Evolution of medicine and of the hospital. Through the centuries, the European hospital has gone through a real metamorphosis.
Starting from the “Hospitalis Domus”, the house where guests were received during the first centuries of our era, the hospital was primarily the place where Christian charity was exercised through all ages.
The Therapy for Chronic Pain: Painmedicine
I am specialised in anaesthesia and I have other specialisations in pain therapy, acupuncture and palliative medicine. I work with 5 colleagues in a specialised medical surgery. (In Germany the national health system has two branches: hospitals and medical clinics/surgeries). Our clinic for pain therapy and palliative medicine, is the biggest medical surgery for the therapy of chronic pain in Germany.