Double Standards | Karen Lankford, PhD, Neuroscientist at Yale University

Medical professionals respect their patients’ values, but they do not always respect medical decisions which they have strong reason to believe are based on being misinformed. This standard of care is not perfect, but it saves many lives, and there is no logical reason why the same treatment standards applied to other patients could not also be applied to psychiatric patients.

Not in the same boat

My (now retired) boat captain brother in law earned the name Hurricane Harry after his charter cruise was rescued by a Russian freighter off the coast of Florida during one of the season’s unpredictable storms. When he had left the port at Miami, a hurricane had been detected by radar, but it was far offshore and was predicted to make landfall north of the state […]