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Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas (Part 3-end)

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Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas by Michael Webb-Peploe Read: Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas (Part 2) A Call for Communication One explanation for the lack of agreement between doctors and patients about whether a DNR order should be places in their notes is that the two groups use different languages. Doctors speak in terms of technology and […]

Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas (Part 2)

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Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas by Michael Webb-Peploe Read: Do Not Resuscitate Dilemmas (Part 1) Legal Situation Currently in UK’s legal situation is not totally clear. However most commentators agree that doctors can make DNR orders without consulting their patients in two key situations. The first is if the person’s health is so poor that they […]

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 […]