OF COURSE I SAW BLACK PANTHER. I mean hello - I grew up in the height of the Washington, D.C., Pan-Africanism movement. I have baby pictures on a kente cloth playmat. What else could I be doing opening weekend?? I'm still recovering from my Wakanda experience. I need a Shield Blanket, I plan on … Continue reading Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation: Using Black Panther to Talk About Rationing.
"Either way, there is no sustainable accountability on the front end for the operation. No hospital, no ethics committee, and no advocacy. "
So we have made it to the end of the holiday season and the beginning of a new year! I am finishing up my personal carton of eggnog (because I don't believe in sharing) as we speak. But this year, I am especially reflective because I lost a loved one in a bioethical crisis this … Continue reading Can We Talk: Recovering from a Bioethical Crisis.
(This week, we will have an encore performance of the post, Slaves Can't Give Informed Consent. This will be a nice welcome for my newer subscribers if they didn't catch some of my earlier posts. We will definitely have some fresh content coming in the following weeks! Love you all and hope you're still putting … Continue reading Slaves Can’t Give Informed Consent (Encore).
We're playing Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation again with Netflix's Stranger Things! Like, Comment, and Share!
You know, I don't remember life without needing to code switch. It was a crucial skill for me - matching how I acted to who I was around and where I was. I have two phone voices. I enunciate my words at school, but I let myself slur and speak ebonics at home. I temper my … Continue reading The Healthcare Provider Code Switch.
I love cities. I grew up in the D.C. Metropolitan Area suburbs, but I spent most of my literal-24-hour-day in Washington, D.C. After I graduated from college, I officially moved to one of my favorite cities for the first time - Philadelphia. I'm still in love with Philly, even though I've since moved to Boston. … Continue reading Cities, 9/11, and Baby Teeth.
BioEdge.org, a bioethics news source, released an article about physician assisted suicide (PAS) about a week ago. Oregon is one of the few states that have legalized PAS. However, according to the 2016 Report on Oregon's Death with Dignity Act, about 50% of patients who ended their lives via PAS, said that they did because … Continue reading Money, Family, End of Life Treatment, and Being a Burden
(If you are not caught up with CW's The Flash, there are some teeny, tiny spoilers in this post! You've been forewarned.) I've been posting a lot of serious pieces lately on The Neighborhood Bioethicist, so I thought we should have some fun this week. So we will play a little game called Six Degrees … Continue reading Six Degrees of Bioethics Separation: The Space Time Continuum
Some folks's morning routine encompasses some variant of wash, rinse, and repeat. My morning routine is a bit different: Get up. Do devotion and pray my younger brothers don't get racially profiled by the police between the time I saw them last and the time I see them again. Look in the mirror and remind … Continue reading Stress and Public Health: Reflections a Week after Charlottesville.