What sort of a sick world are we living in today? Doctors are no longer those who prolong life, but who end it; and those who seek to prolong life and to nurture it are sanctioned and threatened.
An interview with Dr Callum Mackellar on his new book, Christianity and the New Eugenics
I am writing this on a quiet June Saturday afternoon after a middling busy week in work, attending to the needs of my patients, from the simple and uncomplicated to the life threatening and complex. All the talk is about how we slowly return our service to normal, and pick up the pieces of our … Continue reading We are the poorer
This is the transcript from my short talk at the recent panel discussion in QUB Chaplaincy. I just want to say a few words from my point of view as a healthcare worker in Northern Ireland, someone who respects and loves life, and someone who has spent his career fighting for that life, upholding that … Continue reading Why support life?
I'm sure you're wondering where you stand if you don't want to be a part of abortion in your workplace. I've read through the guidance from the UK Government, the recent RCGP guidance, looked at the GMC guidance and considered the NMC guidance on consciencious objection in an effort to think through the implications and … Continue reading Guidance on Conscientious Objection to Abortion for Healthcare Workers in Northern Ireland
The public consultation on abortion in Northern Ireland opened on 4th November. It's a long read, and the 15 questions being asked demand some thought. To that effect, I've summarised it and given suggested responses, based on a Christian and Pro-life perspective. Foreword The Secretary of State in his foreword acknowledges that these matters should … Continue reading Guidance on responding to the public consultation on abortion in NI
open letter in protest against abortionDownload We the undersigned wish to make known our opposition to the imminent introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland. We are a group of 911 doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers who are deeply concerned about these changes and wish to have our concern noted publicly. Our concern throughout … Continue reading An open letter against abortion in Northern Ireland
open letter in protest against abortionDownload Thursday, 26th September, 2019 To whom it may concern: We the undersigned wish to make known our opposition to the imminent introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland. We are a group of 911 Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and other Health and Social Care Workers who are deeply concerned about these … Continue reading An open letter against abortion in Northern Ireland
I was immensely encouraged a couple of weeks ago when I attended a conference on Ethics and Palliative Care at Riddell Hall in Belfast. It was so good to sit and listen to people whose job it is to care for those who are dying, by compassionate application of their medical skills, mediated through a … Continue reading Dying Well
We looked at a biblical theology of work and leisure in part 1, but after all that groundwork, are we any further on? Are we any closer to getting to a cause for burnout, or a solution to preventing burnout, or treatment for it? Let's see... Why does it happen? Every single person is different. I … Continue reading Avoiding burnout pt. 2 (or, breaking free from total work by doing nothing)