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Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas (Part 1)

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Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas by Michael Webb-Peploe A woman lies in a hospital bed. She is elderly ad severely ill. Around her circulates a procession of doctors, nurses, family dan friends. One question needs addressing: if her heart and breathing stop, should they try cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Decision-makers need to remember the dignity and value of […]

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Part 3-end)

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Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Chris Williams and Ben Wiffen Read: Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Part 2) Using CBT with individual Christians CBT is an approach that is compatible with the Christian faith, and can be of benefit to many Christians with depression. Indeed, Christians are called to ‘take captive every thought to […]

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Part 2)

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Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Chris Williams and Ben Wiffen Read: Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Part 1) CBT is a Primary Treatment Option Whilst individuals may feel like there is no hope, some interventions have been shown to be effective for depression. Medication, most commonly Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), can be particularly […]

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Part 1)

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Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Chris Williams and Ben Wiffen At any one time, one in six people in the UK struggle with a mental health problem, and one in four will be unwell over the course of a year.1 Overall, around one in three GP consultations involves mental health problems in some way.2 […]

Sex Selection (Part 2-end)

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Sex Selection by John Wyatt Read: Sex Selection (Part 1) Challenging Discrimination Those who argue for sex selection for medical reasons point to the seriously debilitating nature of some sex-linked disorders. In this case, the issue is about maximising the chance of having a healthy baby. Opponents say that while using sex selection to avoid […]

Sex Selection (Part 1)

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Sex Selection by John Wyatt It seems obvious that all parents would want to have healthy children and happy families. Part of this can mean trying have not only the desired number of children, but also children of a desired sex. The motive may be to avoid certain genetic disease or to meet particular social […]

Regarding The Image (Part 1)

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Regarding The Image by Helen Barratt Audrey is unconscious following a stroke. Her doctors have said there is little chance of her recovering and she is unable to communicate with her family. She has lost many of her critical faculties, so to what extent does her life still have value? Over the past fifty years […]

The Mind-Body Problem (Part 2-end)

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The Mind-Body Problem by Peter Saunders Read: The Mind-Body Problem (Part 1) Philosophers Plato (427-327 BC) Ancient Greek philosopher and dualist Aristotle (384-322 BC) Ancient Greek philosopher and materialist Descartes, Rene (1596-1650) French philosopher and mathematician who defended mind-body dualism Spinoza, Baruch (1632-1677) Jewish philosopher and monish who held that only one substance called God […]

Sekolah Kedokteran Berbahaya bagi Iman Anda!

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Sekolah Kedokteran Berbahaya bagi Iman Anda! Oleh Tim Lyttle Banyak teman-teman saya yang Kristen, yakni para mahasiswa kedokteran, telah kehilangan iman mereka sama sekali. Yang lainnya, walaupun masih Kristen, namun imannya tidak lagi sekuat sebelumnya. Mengapa ini harus terjadi? Apakah ini merupakan proses di mana mereka sedang keluar dari rel iman? Hal ini merupakan problem […]

Aku, Menjadi Saksi Bagi Pasien-Pasien?

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Aku, Menjadi Saksi Bagi Pasien-Pasien? Oleh Kevin Vaughan Banyak mahasiswa Fakultas Kedokteran merasa frustrasi oleh adanya berbagai pembatasan dalam prosedur klinik yang ditetapkan bagi mereka yang belum meraih kualifikasi sebagai seorang dokter. Namun, kesaksian sebagai seorang Kristen tidak memiliki batasan-batasan seperti itu. Para mahasiswa memiliki kesempatan yang sama banyaknya dengan siapa saja, bahkan biasanya memiliki […]