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Authority and Vulnerability

In this week’s blog post, Dr. Autumn Dawn Galbreath discusses how healthcare professionals need both authority and vulnerability in their practice of healthcare. Vulnerability can help to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship, as well as further the work of the gospel.

Organoids for Medicine

The Point Blog | By David Prentice, PhD | March 08, 2018

A recent innovation in creating model systems for studies of physiology and development has been the construction of organoids. These three-dimensional cellular structures resemble miniature organs in terms of functionality, and they can even be used to model development and differentiation and disease, as well as drug development. In this week’s blog post, Dr. David Prentice discusses the ethical implications of this new innovation.

Christian Doctor's Digest - March 2018

Christian Doctor's Digest | March 07, 2018

In this month’s podcast, Dr. David Stevens’ focus is on the new Health and Human Services Division on Conscience and Religious Freedom. He interviews Roger Severino, the Director for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Sara Hellwege, who filed a federal lawsuit in 2014 on the basis of discrimination due to her religious and moral convictions. Plus, check out an excerpt from this year’s devotional speaker at the 2018 CMDA National Convention.

New HHS division, conscience freedom laws and policies protect patients and physicians

The Point Blog | By Jonathan Imbody | March 01, 2018

In the sixth of a series of blogs on conscience in healthcare, Jonathan Imbody continues the discussion on the importance of the new division created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address conscience and religious freedom in healthcare.

Gay Parenting and Child Health Outcomes

The Point Blog | By Andrè Van Mol, MD | February 22, 2018

Efforts to re-examine the results of same-sex versus opposite-sex parenting are picking up steam. In this week’s blog post, Dr. Andre Van Mol explores the failures of scientific studies that are being used to support gay parenting.