Scripting “The Conversation”

They’re at it again. NPR hosted another sham debate. On the left we have Ira Byock, hospice and palliative care advocate; and on the far left we have Compassion & Choices, the radical pro-assisted suicide/euthanasia group.

They are debating a subject that no one would have noticed if it weren’t for well-coordinated media hype from MSNBC, People Magazine and the like.

This is a staged “dialogue” on assisted suicide. Compassion & Choices presents the thesis (assisted suicide should be legal), then Ira Byock comes in with a straw man antithesis (traditional medicine will let you suffer) and then the synthesis: palliative care.

Here’s the dirty little secret: Ira Byock is, himself, a euthanasia advocate. Continue reading

Time for an Antidote

Take this, all you purveyors of evidence-based, biopsychosocial, deconstructed, social-engineered medicine and new age spirituality:

Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427.

Performed in the Grand Chapel of the Séminaire Saint-Sulpice in Paris.
Laurence Equilbey (her bio here) conducting the Accentus Choir and Insula Orchestra.

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Behind-the-scenes audio from the Patient Quality of Life Coalition training session

Last month I wrote about the Lobby Day hosted by the Patient Quality of Life Coalition (PQLC) and American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN)Title-Slide The Coalition invited representatives of a variety of non-profits and professional organizations to Capitol Hill to lobby for two pieces of legislation:

The legislation would focus federal money on marketing palliative care to the public, educating teams of professionals in Continue reading