Healthcare

‘None of us can avoid fundamental questions about what it means to be human. These issues are far too important to be left to doctors’
Psalm 139, reconsidering ‘ensoulment’, the language of right and wrong, and co-operation with evil
The invention of ‘brain death’, a breakdown in trust, the child’s best interests, and how to turn off life support
Whole genome sequencing, Gattaca, de-identification versus anonymity, and Big Data Towers of Babel
Rare diseases, libraries of recipe books, BRCA1, and precision medicine
The prohibition on soothsaying, transcending genetic determinism, a client-technician relationship and Heidi Crowter’s joyful self-advocacy
Peering into the unknown, less than 1/150, blood tests over the internet, and disability doublethink
Resisting assisted dying, the ‘superskill’ of listening, DNAR discussions, and euthanasia-free-zones
Dogs and Guinness on the wards, ‘living until you die’, deathbed prayers, and complicated grief
Calico, the dragon tyrant, transhumanism, and monkeys playing Pong