Adverse drug events are now the fourth leading cause of death in hospitals.
It’s a reasonable bet they are an even greater cause of death in non-hospital settings where there is no one to monitor things going wrong and no one to intervene to save a life. In mental health, for instance, drug-induced problems are the leading cause of death — and these deaths happen in community rather than hospital settings.
There is also another drug crisis — we are failing to discover new drugs. [Read more...]
Venus is the black dot in the upper right quadrant of the sun. The plan was to finish the I Can’t Breathe series with Magic is from Venus but then the word Nurture popped onto my radar. There is a Venus Rising to come. The word autonomy starts appearing in medicine and in bioethics sometime […]
This the final instalment of a series that began with Being Black, and went through I Can’t Breathe, I Can’t Breathe II, I Can’t Breathe III, To the Last Breath, and Algorithms are from Mars. There was a delay as the series has spun off a lot of other ideas that will hopefully bear fruit […]
When God was in Heaven, our images of the Divine split between Justice and Mercy – the Shock and Awe figure of the Last Judgement or someone more like Portia letting us know the quality of mercy is not strained, that it droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven upon the place beneath. A person […]
This photo is of Terence MacSwiney, in 1920 Lord Mayor of Cork in Ireland. The featured photograph on the blog front page is also of MacSwiney in October 1920. The plan was to end this series of posts starting with Being Black and Janet’s email to me I can’t Breathe with a final post Drawing […]
This post follows on Being Black, I can’t breathe and I can’t breathe II and will be followed by Drawing Breath (I and maybe II). Patsy Stephenson has managed to wriggle her way in again, see comments on I can’t breathe II. Whether she managed to stage this photo or not, as a red-head Patsy […]