Euthanasia is Ethical
By: Drake Tae
I think it's important to clarify that euthanasia is not "always" ethical. Merely, euthanasia can used in a manner that is not completely ethical. In certain circumstances, a failure to euthanize someone can be considered immoral. Before I elaborate on these circumstances, I will reflect...
Oral rehydration salt-sugar solution (ORS) explained
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Oral rehydration salt-sugar solution (ORS) is a simple at-home concoction containing “a pinch of salt, a fistful of sugar, a half liter of water”. The solution was first taught in Bangladesh households 26 years ago, after being tested in a cholera outbreak in 1971...
How to find the haematocrit value of blood
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Hematocrit, abbreviated Hct, is defined as the percentage of a person's blood occupied by red blood cells (RBCs). It is calculated as follows: RBC Volume/ Total Blood Sample Volume x 100 The normal Hct value for adult females ranges from 35-45%. Hct in adult...
A look at the future of associate degree nursing programs
By: Kris Kennedy
Associate Degree Nursing Programs Nursing programs are tackling the need to end the shortage of nurses, but the medical program requires a look at the means to provide for general nursing and for specialty nurses. A combination of nursing programs that provide for entry to...
By: Tarek Musslimani
Sodium ions are very important physiologically due to their role in monitoring the function of the nervous system. Sodium ions along with potassium ions regulate the function of the nervous system by maintaining an electric potential across the cellular membrane of neurons. This is done...
Dr. James Bedford's contributions to science
By: Katerina Nikolas
Born in 1893 Dr. James Bedford was a renowned psychologist from Glendale California. An acclaimed and respected professional, he was regarded highly by his students. He proved to be something of an adventurous traveller too in his day, and his adventurous mind was open to...
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Capillary refill time is a quick and easy test that can provide important information regarding skin perfusion in an infant or child. Abnormal perfusion of the skin can indicate a number of worrisome medical conditions. The ability to immediately assess perfusion in children with a...
Role of lipids in the human body
By: Tarek Musslimani
Lipids can be divided in a simple way to three major classes of chemical compounds. These are: Triglycerides and phospholipids in addition to lipoproteins. Triglycerides are usually ingested in food rich in fat. They are composed of fatty acids that are linked chemically with one...
Hormonal regulation of sodium ions in the body
By: Amelia Walker
Patient 1 and 2 have the same plasma sodium concentration of 140mmol/L. Patient 1 has an urine sodium concentration of 60 mmol/L. Patient 2 has an urine sodium concentration of 200 mmol/L. How can the plasma sodium concentration can be identical in these two patients...
Euthanasia
By: Miranda Pierson
Euthanasia is ethical. While the idea of putting a human or an animal to death may not sound entirely pleasant, it can be the better alternative to a life filled with pain and suffering. Euthanizing an individual for no apparent reason is definitely wrong. However...

 

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