(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.
I am a firm believer that stories make up the human experience. They make us who we are and make the foundation of our worldview. They build and shape our communities. They tell stories of our wins and our losses - who we trust and don't trust. To quote Alsdair MacIntyre, "I can only … Continue reading Narrative Ethics and the Black American Healthcare Story
A few days before I published last week's post, I saw the news of Charlie Gard's death on CNN. It was really a solemn moment for me - bioethics can help you rationalize death, but you never quite get used to it. Infants and children, especially, leave my heart feeling a bit like a festering … Continue reading Why Charlie Gard’s Story Happened the Way it Did: A Legal Analysis
Fun Fact: I ruined my eyes by reading in the dark when I was six. I have worn glasses ever since. I've always been an avid reader. Looking back at my younger self, I have to chuckle because no book is worth needing vision insurance for life. But here we are and Warby Parker exists … Continue reading Nia’s Nighttime Reading List
Choose life and speak life - these are phrases I grew up hearing while growing up in the black church. Usually, they are used as euphemisms. However, there is a literal meaning we could glean from the specific phrase "choose life" in the context of our nation's healthcare crisis. The new healthcare bill is back … Continue reading In the Interim, Choose Life.
(Dedicated to the newest Choir of the World: the Oakwood University Aeolians. I am so proud of my HBCU Choir and what you all have accomplished!) During this past week, I got the fabulous news that my alma mater's premier choir, the Oakwood University Aeolians, won both the title of Choir of the World and … Continue reading A Balm in Gilead: What Music can do for African American Health.
Welcome to our last installment in our organ donation series. If you've missed the previous posts, you can find them here (part 1) and here (part 2). This time we will compare and contrast of the pros and cons of using social media to recruit organ donors. According to the digital marketing website, Smart Insights, … Continue reading Can We Talk: Organ Donation (Social Media Ethics)
I just wanna give a shout out this multimedia experience we have going on today! I mean come on - look at this slideshow. I'm done gushing over my handiwork now. Welcome back to our Can We Talk series on Organ Donation! Last week we did a basic 101 of organ donation - how … Continue reading Can We Talk: Organ Donation (Rumors and Truth)
Hey everyone - We are back with another Can We Talk series! *cues Tevin Campbell* This time the topic is organ donation. Organ donation can have a bit of a bad wrap - especially among people of color. And that means there is no better timing for some candid conversation about the topic. This will … Continue reading Can We Talk: Organ Donation (The Basics)