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October 31, 2008

Animals in Medicine

The University of Minnesota has recently made a break through--cows that are cared for and comforted make better and more milk. As a cow lover I think this is great news for cows and humans everywhere! But what about other animals. Animals are part of every research trial for every drug you take be it Nyquil, Anti-biolotics, or Prozac! Do you believe that animals should be used (and therefore killed in most instances) in order to help the human race be healthy? Why or why not?

October 17, 2008

What would you do?

There are a few groups of people left on the planet who have not been in contact in any way with the "modern" world. Some of these groups exist in South America. Currently what we know about these groups of people we know by spy satellite and helicopter pass overs. You learn from the satellite images that many people within the tribe appear hurt (who knows why). Should contact be made with this group in order to bring medical help? Why of why not?

October 9, 2008

Religion in Health Science

Should faith and the health sciences be separate? Is there a place for chaplains, other clergy, and faith healers? How much of a role should these religious people take in the lives of the hospital patients? Where are the boundaries? Should patients (including children) be able to make their own choices that are in line with their religion but put their health in danger?