Category Archives: Ethics

What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse?


What is “Good Enough” to be a Doctor or a Nurse? Most parts of our country are experiencing major shortages in the number of doctors and nurses required to serve the medical needs of the community. This problem has been … Continue reading

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Humility


Humility Humility is a character trait most of us tend to admire about another person. Ideally, it comes from the recognition that a great deal of rewards, honors and riches we accumulate over time are not necessarily due to our … Continue reading

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For Warmth


There are people in the world who touch the lives of many, making others better by being who they are, what they have done and written, and what they have inspired. The great Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, who recently … Continue reading

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Let Them Not Say


It’s Monday morning, so time for another poem. My gratitude to Maria Popova, who’s blog reminded me of the following poem from one of my favorite writers. Hope you enjoy her, as well. LET THEM NOT SAYby Jane Hirshfield Let … Continue reading

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Good News, Bad News


The following piece comes from my Archives, was originally published by me in 2011. However, it appears relevant to the thoughts I was having today, so I’m sharing it with all of you to see what kind of reaction you … Continue reading

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Advice For Those Who Wish To Become Physicians


Advice for Those Who Wish To Become Physicians When I was in undergraduate school, I wanted to be an oceanographer. I was fortunate enough to be accepted to three top ranked programs. Unfortunately, they were all private schools, and even … Continue reading

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SHAME ON US


SHAME ON US! I am angry, and I’m deeply ashamed. I just turned off the news (which I watch with decreasing frequency, as it seems designed to make me fearful, angry or both) showing scenes of the fall of Kabul, … Continue reading

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TRUST


TRUST At the time we emerge form the womb, we have it. Babies instinctively reach out to a figure approaching them. We begin with the tendency to trust, and then painfully learn that the world and the some of the … Continue reading

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The Price of Beauty


My VIP visitors continue to take up a lot of my time, so here is a piece from my archives many of you who started following my blog recently will not have read. It remains as relevant as the day … Continue reading

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Grading On A Curve


Whoever came up with the idea of grading on a curve deserves to have their medical care provided to them by the one at the lowest end of that curve, along with having their home built by the architect and … Continue reading

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