Thursday, May 05, 2005

The Amanda Twellman-Dieppa Case

Check out my essay on the Amanda Twellman-Dieppa case in techcentralstation.com called A Painful Application of Medical Ethics. Let me know what you think!

4 Comments:

Blogger Henry Stern, LUTCF said...

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WoW! Great article! I've been (sorta) following this story since it broke at Hugh's, without really considering the unintended consequences. Your article really put those in perspective.

And Congrats on being published at TCS!

May 05, 2005 10:52 AM  
Blogger The Medicine Man said...

Thanks Henry

John

May 05, 2005 11:37 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

Very impressive article and highly impressive blog. I appreciate your perspective and ability to explain it so very well. The world and the blogosphere definitely need more doctors such as yourself. Shoot! I and especially my son need a doctor such as yourself. If you have any interest in ped. GI issues or ped. neurological issues, please feel free to contact me or read my blog and the ongoing UN-diagnosed problems I continue to have with my toddler son! You and your students also might find my experiences as a mother being thwarted left and right in the pursuit of healthcare and answers for her ill son useful &/or interesting. I blog honestly and genuinely about my continued disappointment and frustration with doctors and the healthcare system. I believe clicking on the category of 'Nethan' will take you to the majority of the struggles we have been going through for most of his life. Nevertheless, back to this post and issue!
Although I just started following the story, I for one didn't buy into the 'evil' drug company story. I do appreciate their position in relation to Amanda's life. That having been said, and having now read your piece,I think your solution is an excellent one and very fair. Keep up your great work. Definitely have a new fan in me.

May 05, 2005 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeffrey King said...

I have great difficulty with your proposal. RCTs of terminal patients may be scientifically convenient, but they are morally reprehensible. Science goes to far here, forgetting the humanity it serves. I have posted my thoughts here.

May 06, 2005 7:35 AM  

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