Archive for October, 2011

What’s The Best International Healthcare Training?

Monday, October 17th, 2011 |

  As a medical student I dreamed of sharpening my skills on behalf of the world’s most poor. I dreamed of attending the esteemed John’s Hopkins School of Public Health, taking the diploma course at the London or Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. What escaped my notice at the time was that I […]

I Forbid You To Inform Mother Of Her Cancer

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 |

  “Why would you take away her last hope? If you tell my mother about the metastatic colon cancer she will die immediately! That would be cruel and I forbid you!” Luping’s son and I spoke in low voices just outside her hospital room. He continued, “I brought my mother to America to receive the […]