It’s easy to tell the difference between a writer who has a religious/spiritual basis and one who does not.
I’m just trying to keep it together while falling apart.
I’d like for my following statement to not sound the least bit accusatory but I don’t think that’s possible.
I wonder if some of the people I play Words with Friends with can define, or use contextually, some of the words they play.
The NY Times article I just posted is sparking a lot of thought within me. Personally, I am not a donor. I’d like to be but the way it affects the grieving process of my family is the main source of my apprehension.
The second, however, is the effectiveness of the system that is in place. Dr. Michael Rees makes a good point as he’s quoted as saying…
“A program doing 100 kidneys - transplants - and 88 percent of them are working, or a program that does 60 kidneys and 59 of them are working? It’s rationing health care under the guise of quality, and it’s a tragedy that we are throwing away perfectly good organs.”
This comment stems from the fact that health care practitioners’ hands are tied by strict federal guidelines placed on highly scrutinized success rates. Low rates of success lead to decertification which ultimately leads to decreased access to health care.
Federal government shouldn’t bear the totality of blame either. The United Network for Organ Sharing was tasked with updating this current system which pessimists would probably call ineffective. However, only so much can be done in an effort to circumvent US law. For instance, our age discrimination laws prevent a system of distribution based of age to be utilized as it is in other major countries in Europe.
For insight of your own into this important issue, take some time and do some reading.
I wish it were possible to perform blood work, stress tests, MRI’s, x-rays, dental exams and other miscellaneous procedures concurrently. I’ve never been one for doctors. Let me put it another way. I dislike the notion that I’m not in control of something as central to my existence as my body, yet someone else is. That being said, I know the importance of health care and tonight I made the decision that will put me in front of a bevy licensed professionals in the very near future. Mainly because WebMD has catered to my hypochondriacal tendencies in a very unhealthy way. I have come to realize that no amount of multivitamins and pushups will allow me to escape the inevitable patient/physician confidential conversations that need to be had.
The fact of the matter, simply, is that some people will just never be satisfied.