Posts with the category “iethics”
Organ Donation, Transplantation
by Larry Ashlock on December 10th, 2019
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The only gift is a portion of thyself.” He surely could not have foreseen organ donation and transplantation when thinking of a gift, but the sentiment applies well to this pressing issue. There are 128,878 men, women and children currently on the transplant list awaiting an “organ gift,” and 22 people die daily while waiting for a transplant.An organ transplant is ...
Opioid Abuse and Addiction
by Larry Ashlock on November 26th, 2019
Dr.Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently wrote, "We know of no other medication routinely used for a nonfatal condition that kills patients so frequently." He wrote concerning prescription opioids that are used to treat long-term pain management. Frieden also states that “One out of every 550 patients started on opioid therapy died of opioid-related causes a media...