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Feb 42014 todohert EditorialInformational No Comments

My wife was told that her fetus in the 16th week of pregnancy has Trisomy 18. The Ob/Gyn is recommending an elective abortion because the condition of Trisomy 18 is not compatible with life. What is your opinion?

Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards’ syndrome, is a chromosomal abnormality associated with severe developmental abnormalities affecting multiple organs. Because of those anomalies the majority of the fetuses do not survive to term or die within their first months of … Continued

Nov 12013 todohert Uncategorized No Comments

Example of Living Will

DURABLE HEALTH CARE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND HEALTH CARE TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS LIVING WILL PART I INTRODUCTORY REMARKS ON HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKING You have the right to decide the type of health care you want. Should you become unable to … Continued

Jun 62013 todohert Editorial 3 Comments

The Doctor Patient Relationship Part I

Observations of a Physician During the course of my medical career I’ve observed momentous changes in the way patients and physicians interact with each other. During my medical school days in the early 1970s I observed how patients would look … Continued