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|Publication:||Name: The Hastings Center Report Publisher: Hastings Center Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Biological sciences; Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Hastings Center ISSN: 0093-0334|
|Issue:||Date: July-August, 2009 Source Volume: 39 Source Issue: 4|
"How and Why to Take 'Gender Identity Disorder' Out
of the DSM"
By Alice Dreger
It ought not be up to medicine to adjudicate who has a true identity and who a false one. It seems to me much better for medical professionals to ask not, "Are you real?" but instead, "Are you suffering?"
By Hilde Lindemann
It's not that interests don't conflict in families; they do, and sometimes to tragic effect. But to see families primarily as clusters of self-seeking interest maximizers is to miss what is arguably the most important thing about them: the ongoing and enduring relations of intimacy that bind their members together.
Also: Nancy Berlinger compares patient safety to aviation safety; Joseph J. Fins sees how societies deal with pandemics through the five stages of grief; and Frederic Gilbert looks at possible therapeutic misconception for participants in first-in-human hESC trials.
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