Gold Humanism Honor Society Ceremony

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Editor’s Note: These speeches were given by fourth-year medical students at the Baylor College of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society Ceremony on March 11, 2015.    Each one of us is an artist, and each relationship that we build with a patient is our canvas. Some may paint with stickers and antibiotics, others with hugs and […]

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The Dalai Lama may not Reincarnate

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Perhaps you saw the article in the New York Times and in the March 12, 2015 issue of the Houston Chronicle reporting the tension between Tibetan Buddhists and Chinese Communists over naming the next Dalai Lama.  Apparently, the current Dalai Lama, who is 79, is upset too because he has said he may decide not to reincarnate.  […]

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Measles, Ethics, and Public Health Debate by Lawrence Gostin, JD

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JAMA, Feb 12, 2015, published the following online article by Lawrence Gostin, J.D.,  entitled, “Law, Ethics, and Public Health in the Vaccination Debates:  Politics of the Measles Outbreak.”    It comes out of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. The outbreak of measles raises many ethical issues which […]

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The Paradox of Prayer by Bill Newcott

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Okay, I am over 55 years old and a member of AARP.  Every member receives a monthly magazine and in the March 2015 issue there is a nice article by Bill Newcott entitled, “The Paradox of Prayer.”  In his article the author reveals prayer to be a universal experience and says it has been common to people of all […]

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“I WILL ALWAYS SEEK GOD”

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In a 2011 letter, U.S. aid worker Kayla Mueller wrote, “I will always seek God. Some people find God in church. Some people find God in nature. Some people find God in love; I find God in suffering. I’ve known for some time what my life’s work is, using my hands as tools to relieve […]

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