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Author Index - John Wenham

John Wenham is a GP in Bolton

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Fast if you dare (triple helix - summer 2013)

John Wenham tells how beginning to fast triggered radical change. key points Fasting is a much-neglected spiritual discipline. It can bring to the surface the hidden desires of our hearts. It is a way to clear time for prayer and listening to God… but be ready to...

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Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones (triple helix - spring 2013)

The life and legacy of 'the Doctor' Andrew Atherstone and David Ceri Jones Apollos, 2012 £16.99 Pb 376pp ISBN 978 1 84474 553 1 This is not a biography. Eleven academic historians and theologians have meticulously researched and copiously annotated this well written work. It concentrates on 'several areas of...

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The Baby Business - How Money, Science and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception (Book Review) (triple helix - winter 2007)

From the position of a Harvard Business School professor, Deborah Spar tackles the thorny issue of infertility and the markets that it has created. Her thesis is much broader than one might expect. She covers the ethical dilemmas thoroughly and describes beginning of life issues in a clear and engaging...

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Ethical enigmas (nucleus - summer 2006)

The pro-euthanasia lobby has been very effective (up until recently) in promoting their message of 'compassionate relief of unbearable suffering'. They have succeeded in gaining the support of the general public, which, some polls suggest, is 82% in favour of a change in the law. Thankfully, and mercifully, the House...

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Ethical Enigmas (nucleus - spring 2006)

Your first reaction to this enigma may be to dismiss the scenario, simply because it is so rare that you are unlikely to encounter it in everyday medical practice. However, the principles we will examine here are applicable to many beginning of life dilemmas and, as biotechnology pushes the boundaries...

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Ethical Enigma 14 (nucleus - winter 2006)

We could easily be caught off-guard by this request due to its infrequency. Transsexuals have replaced homosexuals in the minority marketplace, seeking to claim normality and acceptance in the eyes of modern society. The estimated incidence of transsexuality in the UK population is less than 0.003%. Historically, transsexuality has been...

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Ethical Enigma 13 (nucleus - autumn 2005)

The clinical scenario here is at the interface between general practice and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB). It is important gently to probe patients who present with symptoms of anxiety or depression to ascertain the root cause of their troubles. The GP should avoid prescribing in a ‘one size fits...

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Ethical Enigma 12 (nucleus - summer 2005)

There are two important keys to handling this situation. First, you must think carefully about how to respond – what angle is this doctor coming from? Second, you are working for him so this could be an ongoing discussion that does not require you to demolish all his arguments in...

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Ethical Enigma 11 (nucleus - spring 2005)

This is a particularly difficult situation because you have not met this patient or his family before. You are also on-call and therefore under a fair amount of time pressure; your brain will not be very welcoming of the idea of having to undertake some potentially tricky and emotional negotiation...

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Ethical Enigma 10 (nucleus - winter 2005)

The current law allows married couples and single parents to adopt. Social workers assess the applicants and decide whether they are suitable for the child who needs parenting. From 2005 the law will change to make provision for unmarried couples to adopt. Our liberal government has made no stipulation, deliberately,...

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