Tag: Medical

Belief in Doctors?

Belief in Doctors?

by John Hayward Dr Richard Scott is appealling against a formal warning from the General Medical Council for suggesting a patient could find solace in Jesus, following a complaint made by the patient’s mother. The GMC’s guidance is clear that doctors should not normally discuss their personal beliefs with patients ‘unless those beliefs are directly […]

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Legalisation of Assisted Suicide

Legalisation of Assisted Suicide

John Hayward, June 2010 The arguments for legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia are in the process of imperceptibly changing from a duty of compassion towards the suffering, into the right of self-destruction for the hopeless. They are predicated on a potent individualistic delusion of isolated autonomous choice, a refusal to acknowledge the reality of our […]

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Health and the Nation by Nick Spencer

Health and the Nation by Nick Spencer

The NHS has become an icon of post-war Britain but seems to be in a state of perpetual crisis. Is there a distinctive Christian response to this issue? Does ignorance of the biomedical basis of disease render biblical teaching irrelevant to modern healthcare? Or are there deeper principles which can be used to inform and […]

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