(A special thank you to Autumn Fiester - the professor who made sure we knew that healing physical ailments is just the first step. Compassion and empathy changes everything.) Get comfortable cause we are having story time. I was running to my Uber, trying to avoid an additional charge and my driver leaving me, when … Continue reading Compassionate Care: The Icing, Swagger, and Finesse.
True confession: I hate going to the dentist. I don't like the sounds of the tools, the toothpaste they use tastes gross, and God forbid if my sensitive teeth need a filling *insert scrunched up face emoji*. Mind you, I am totally grateful that I actually have dental insurance. But hey - some people don't like their vegetables. … Continue reading Why You Need a Health Accountability Partner.
So heres the thing - we don't sanitize slavery here. Not on this blog, not in my house, and not in my universe. Now a few weeks ago, I was doing some light reading on the slave gynecological experiments. I came across a scholarly article that was defending the reputation of of J. Marion Sims … Continue reading Slaves Can’t Give Informed Consent.
Dedicated to Grandma Jones, Grandma Harris, and Aunt Geraldine. Rest easy - a better day is coming. There are two seasons I love - the Christmas season and COOKOUT season. *cues electric slide* Cookout season is better than any of the basic, generic, four seasons. The weather is great, the food is better than great, and … Continue reading What your Advance Directive has to do with Cookout Season.
Hi guys! So this is Part 2 in the Can We Talk series. In the first post, we talked about how to start a conversation with your family about family health. If you haven't checked out Part 1, read it here! This particular post will focus the actual meat of the conversation. Like I mentioned in … Continue reading Can We Talk: Family Health History – Part 2
(Hi guys! So I originally had the second installment in our Can We Talk: Family Health History series scheduled for this week. However, with the healthcare bill on the Congressional floor again, this post seemed like a better fit this time. We will be back to our regular scheduled programing next week! If you missed Part One … Continue reading Pokemon, Flint, and Other Problematic Behavior.
I'm obsessed with 80s and 90s R&B. Give me some Mint Condition and New Edition and I am fully in my happy place. One of my singing-and-dancing-in-the-shower favorites is Can We Talk by Tevin Campbell. If you ever have the pleasure of seeing me (preferably not in the shower) when this song comes on, I'll probably … Continue reading Can We Talk: Family Health History – Part 1
Hi everyone! Welcome to The Neighborhood Bioethicist. If you aren't just reading out of sheer support for my hopes and dreams, I'm sure you are wondering 1) what is bioethics and 2) what is the point of this blog? Bioethics is literally what it says - the ethics of biology. It covers topics of autonomy, beneficence, … Continue reading Welcome to the Neighborhood Bioethicist!