Posts Tagged ‘medical decisions’

The Big Operation

Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, February 23rd, 2019 - 19 comments

A life changing operation is a big decision and there are no easy answers.

Life and Death and Cannabis

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, January 8th, 2016 - 124 comments

I am taking Cannabis Oil to manage my pain as my lung cancer takes over my body. It’s sort of as simple as that really. For some people talking about dying is confronting but actually talking about it allows us to think about how it happens – it is actually as much a social event as a physical one and knowing someone is comfortable, getting good treatment and pain relief is very much part of the social dimension as the physical one.

Conscience exceptions are for people with a conscience

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, July 14th, 2013 - 63 comments

The ability of doctors to refuse to provide proper healthcare if God says it’s bad is again in the spotlight, with a Blenheim GP refusing to prescribe the Pill to a patient because he decided she needed to have babies, and her views on the matter don’t mean shit.  But are we seriously going to label that as an act of “conscience”?

The elective surgery “success story”

Written By: - Date published: 7:14 am, November 29th, 2012 - 58 comments

In August we were sold a “success story” – the number of elective surgeries was up and waiting times were down. Last night we learned the untold backstory, with reports of complex procedures being dropped to focus on making the numbers look good. Yet another example of the Nats’ micro-management gone wrong.

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