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[OP-ED]: Can we die in peace?

 07/28/2017 - 08:38
Just whether the persistence of high-cost care reflects good medicine, a deep human craving to cling to life, or both is unclear. But the rhetoric about “end-of-life” care has changed more than the reality. To the question -- Can we die in peace and with dignity? -- the answer is “not yet.”

For those of us who had hoped that American attitudes toward death were shifting in ways that would promote a wider reconstruction of the health care system, there’s discouraging news from Health Affairs, the pre-eminent journal of health policy. It devotes its latest issue to “end-of-life” care and finds that -- at least so far -- the power to make health care more compassionate and cost-effective is limited.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 8:20am

[OP-ED]: ¿Podemos morir en paz?

 07/28/2017 - 08:35
No está claro si la persistencia del cuidado costoso refleja buenas prácticas medicas, una necesidad humana profunda de aferrarse a la vida o ambos cosas. Pero la retórica sobre “el fin de la vida” cambió más que la realidad. A la pregunta -- ¿Podemos morir en paz y con dignidad? -- la respuesta es “todavía no”.

Para los que esperábamos que las actitudes de los norteamericanos con respecto a la muerte cambiaran de manera tal de promover una reconstrucción más amplia del sistema de asistencia médica, las noticias de Health Affairs, la prominente publicación de política sanitaria, son desalentadoras. La publicación dedica su último número a los cuidados del “fin de la vida” y concluye que -- al menos hasta el momento -- el poder para que la asistencia médica se convierta en una práctica más compasiva y rentable es limitado.

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 8:20am

Tense Times in Europe

 06/20/2017 - 06:06
A file picture showing a police operation under way on the Champs Elysees after a car collided with a police vehicle in Paris, France, June 19, 2017. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

An anti-Muslim attack in a London mosque on Saturday was followed by a frustrated terrorist attack on Monday in Paris, where an armed man identified as an Islamic extremist was killed after he rammed a card loaded with weapons and explosives in to a police convoy. Increasing Islamist terror and hate crime against Muslims at the same time...  is this exactly what ISIS want?  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 5:30am
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You Are not Welcome: London Mayor says Trump Should Cancel State Visit

 06/06/2017 - 03:27
People take part in a vigil for victims of the London Bridge terror attacks by the City Hall in London, Britain, 05 June 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

London mayor Sadiq Khan said Donald Trump should cancel state visit after a series of tweets in which he mocked at the mayor's "soft" words after London Bridge terrorist attack last Saturday. The deadly terrorist attack is the third occurred in Britain in less than 3 months, adding pressure on the government of prime minister Theresa May, which is calling for general elections on Thursday. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 2:45am
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