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You might want to check out this article about my book written by Father Lauder and published in the Long Island Catholic.
http://www.licatholic.org/news/2011/04/042711/042711faithThought.html

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As we cheer on Congresswoman Giffords let’s not forget all those men, women, and children (especially those members of the armed forces) who do not have the necessary rehabilitation to make the recovery that she has. Rehabilitation does work but it costs money – money that is not provided by most insurance companies.

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Another Article

Check out this Newsday article:

A family’s story, lessons for all

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You might want to check out this link http://bit.ly/agWA5L. This is an article that deals with the difficult question as to whether or not health care professionals need to override their consciences when dealing with their patients’ requests.

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USA Today reported on April 8th that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office and other members of congress are pushing for a full range of rehab services to be included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If this movement is going to be successful there needs to be a great deal of information about brain injury disseminated. Very few people understand what a grueling, uphill battle it is to get any resources for those with brain injuries. Thousands of individuals, and many of them young, are warehoused every year.

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Book Signing

I’m giving a short presentation and doing a book signing at the Sea Cliff Library this Saturday, the 26th, from 1-3pm. If you’re in the area stop in.

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What happens to one’s personal ethics when one works in an institution? For example, what should one do when discharge is not in a patient’s best interest but the institutional framework says a patient must be discharged? How do we maintain institutions yet recognize that individuals have consciences that must be followed?

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