Humane Health Care International

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer

Bioethics and Cultural Pluralism
Correspondence and reprint requests: Kerry Bowman, Department of Social Work, The Toronto Hospital Western Division, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 2S8 In recent decades Canada, which has a substantial aboriginal population and increasingly...
Children on the Walls
This story is dedicated to my Mother, Isabel (Lariviere) Ecker, who passed away on Aug. 17, 1992. Editor's Note: Mark Lariviere died of his disease on March 10, 1997. Idiscovered the children on the walls during a visit to The Cystic Fibrosis...
Conflicts between Protecting and Respecting Women: The Prohibition of Sex-Selected Birth
Correspondence and reprint requests: Bernard M. Dickens, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C5 Many women and men have greeted the social and legal empowerment of women to make their own decisions on reproduction...
Cooperative Approaches to Health-Care Rationing
Correspondence and reprint requests: Jane Fulton PhD, The Health Group, RR # 1, Cobden, Ontario, K0J 1K0 Canada and the United States have joined Australia, New Zealand and several European nations in adopting a new political and business focus...
Cystic Fibrosis in Canada: A Story about Peope Taking Action to Bring about Change
Mark Lariviere's story (The Children on the Walls, in this issue of Humane Health Care International) begins around the time when cystic fibrosis (CF) was just becoming recognized in Canada. An inherited disorder affecting breathing and digestion,...
Cystic Fibrosis: Past, Present and Future
The first reference to cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common lethal recessive genetic disorder in Caucasians, is not in medical texts but in European folklore of approximately 500 years ago. "Woe to that child which when kissed on the forehead tastes...
Duty to Witness
This issue of Humane Health Care International presents one facet of a complex chronic disease--cystic fibrosis. It looks at cystic fibrosis through the eyes of those who have the illness, and the family members who care for them. Through these essays...
Ethical Implications of Human Suffering
Correspondence and reprint requests: Nuala P. Kenny, Director, Bioethics Education and Research, Room C-5 CRC, 5849 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4H7 One of the fundamental tenets of the Hippocratic tradition is physician commitment...
Experience with Angels: The Value of Myth-Making in Adapting to Neurological Illness
Correspondence and reprint requests: Robyn-Marie Butt, R.R.#3, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 7V7 The art of healing lies not always in its ability to suppress a condition, but sometimes simply in its ability to understand, elucidate, and name a condition....
Healing Powers
It is a commonplace to say that, in a lifetime, most human beings use only a fraction of their latent, God-given resources. In a recent conversation, Marion Woodman, the renowned Jungian analyst and a long-time supporter of this journal, pointed out...
Humane Medicine: Hope Helps
Correspondence and reprint requests: Howard Spiro, Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208019, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8019 Mainstream (allopathic) and alternative (complementary)...
Piece of My Heart: A Chaplain's Perspective on Cystic Fibrosis
Correspondence and reprint requests: Rev. Dr. Anne Simmonds, Director, Chaplaincy Services, The Wellesley Central Hospital, 160 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1J3 Recently I met a nurse from Newfoundland who is active in the Canadian...
Prothanasia: Personal Fulfillment and Readiness to Die
Correspondence and reprint requests: Constantine J. Falliers, Allergy and Asthma Clinic, 360 South Garfield, Denver, Colorado, 80209 The steady spate of papers about euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide should remind us that death can be approached,...
Response to Suffering: "Mystery" as Option
O! I have suffer'd With those that I saw suffer Shakespeare, The Tempest 1,ii Correspondence and reprint requests: Abbyann Lynch, PhD Director, Ethics in Health Care Associates, P. O. Box C 35, Station Q, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2L7 In an...
Towards Taming the Tiger: Reflections on Prothanasia: Personal Fulfillment and Readiness to Die
Correspondence and reprint requests: Margaret A. Somerville, McGill Center for Medicine, Ethics and Law, 3690 Peel Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1W9 Death is a complex issue for us both as individuals and as a society. Dr. Falliers' article, Prothanasia:...
What Is Love?
Correspondence and reprint requests: Ghislain Devroede, Centre universitaire de sante de l'Estrie, Pavillon Fleurimont, Departement de chirurgie, 3001 - 12e Avenue Nord, Fleurimont, Quebec, J1H 5N4 The body never lies. Both sexuality without spirituality,...