doctors

First Do No Harm

Is it no longer true? Tucked into the corner of your mind reserved for random facts you probably have a vague memory that doctors take a Hippocratic oath. You may recall this phrase from it: “First, do no harm.” That oath, originally involving doctors, patients and God and in use for many years, is an...

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Rebuked by a Pediatrician

I am a pediatrician in Seattle. I started listening to your podcast today on the rules of dating. You made mention that male and female are immutable. I wondered if you had ever met someone who is transgender. I wondered what you thought of people who are attracted to other people of the same sex....

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Taking a Back Seat While Others Man the Front Lines

Some of you may have caught the front-page story in the Wall Street Journal  highlighting how overwhelmed New York City hospitals are. The prime example used to illustrate the dysfunction, disorder and dangerous staff conditions was Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. That is the hospital at which our daughter first worked. After graduating from nursing...

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Every Doctor Needs a Mama Bear

I have never been a helicopter mom. I don’t think my children are perfect (though they come pretty close). When they fought with friends, I didn’t assume that they were automatically innocent victims. My children learned how to cook, do the laundry and clean up after themselves at a young age. I have never called...

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Reacting to the Morgue

Dear Rabbi and Susan, This year I became a med student. Therefore, with anatomy lessons I go to the morgue. It’s a great way to learn, however, I can’t help but feel rather uncomfortable. That got me thinking – Is it an appropriate way to learn? God bless you. With kind regards, Julie Dear Julie,...

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