informed decisions

Would you rather stand aside, or stand up?

  I’ve written about Negative Politeness, and how it asserts our submissive position. We place the needs of others above our own, and perhaps try to please EVERYONE. We try to be inclusive, even when inclusiveness no longer makes sense. For example: Accommodating the beliefs of another at the expense of the mother-baby dyad. There …

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What happens when the last minute, is also the first minute?

What if when the time comes, it is not just a last minute – time critical – decision, but also a first minute – information critical – ​decision? When we leave birth to chance – or ‘go with the flow’ – we are allowing the last minute to be the first minute. We may not be able to …

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Do your loved ones know?

What follows is a poem relecting on the ‘to opt-in or to opt-out’ organ donation debate.  It is inspired by this Australian news article. This is me, trying to decide….because opt-in or opt-out, a decision must be made. Opt-out systems do not sit well with me, because to actively opt-out judges you an a#$😱hole, even …

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The My Health Record: Are you in or are you out?

Time is nearly up. November 15th looms. UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED Are you going to stay in…informed and willing? Or are you going to opt out, reserving your right to be informed before consenting? Opt-out set ups mean assumed consent. They rely on passive participants. Maybe this is ok. Maybe it’s not. You can always opt-in …

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