1 day to Wednesday
I'm thinking that I'm a mug for expecting anything other than Spuds to get trounced tonight. £2 on the draw...
I'll be honest - I'm ****ting bricks about tomorrow.
My Masters supervisor set up a one-on-one meeting for me with a professor in urban government from the University of Pittsburgh. That's pretty bloody daunting. I really don't think I have the intellectual capacity to have a proper conversation with a professor about his specialisation. I'm expecting to just be nodding and "mm"ing while he talks.
Doing medical law at the moment, pretty dire stuff tbh. Stupid NHS.
When I went to the Bristol open day the guy who gave us a mock lecture-seminar hybrid was talking about medial law. Seemed pretty interesting tbf.
It kind of is...but it's very weighty and by far the most difficult subject I have ever taken. Problem is for mine, that a load of it is taken up by issues of resource allocation, which doesn't really have anything to do with medicine whatsoever. Basically just shows up the fact that the NHS is an institition run by politicians rather than doctors, and the proposed reforms that are about to be introduced will probably send things up the spout even further. Sick of reading cases about people petitioning the courts with judicial review actions with regards to the NHS telling them to get bent when they're a guy wanting to get a boob job done as part of his gender reassignment treatment tbh.
Edit: Just realised that "get bent" may not have been the most appropriate turn of phrase given the example I followed it up with.
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Is there much medical ethics involved in medical law.
I know 'ethics' and 'lawyers' are pretty much antonyms however.
Speaking as a statistician there's a lot of issues with ethics involved in the development of medicine. Ben Goldacre put up a very good blog post on this recently.
When ethics committees kill – Bad Science
"Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."
Ben Goldacre, WAFG of the highest order.
The meeting with the professor went surprisingly well. He was one of those academics who actually have the ability to put their thoughts in simple language and explain things clearly. That makes a world of difference.
He even offered to help me get my thesis published in a journal. I just have to "trim" the thesis from 40,000 words to 8,000. Easy.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Off to Auckland tomorrow for work - should be a fun, but stressful night, if that make sense.
In cases of negligence they'll come down hard on any Doctor or Hospital who has failed to perform their duty properly, but ethics doesn't really come into that. Decisions to end life are dealt with similary to those mentioned above about the allocation of resources. And that's about the extent to which I have studied it I'm afraid, doubtless ethics will be involved somewhere along the line mind you. Huge subject, I imagine I haven't covered the half of it.
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