The DO | Print Archives

April 2009

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Death with dignity: DOs weigh ethics in end-of-life care

While many DOs oppose the practice, some argue that physician-hastened death can play a role in palliative medicine as an option of last resort for the terminally ill.

Other features

DOs adopt wait-and-see attitude toward stimulus act

The AOA weighs in on several healthcare provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

A special force: Former Green Beret honored for shaping profession’s young

Despite his tough exterior, AOA Mentor of the Year James M. Lally, DO, is known for the approachable style and supportive nature he has used to mentor hundreds of DOs and osteopathic medical students.

Transcendence of geopolitical borders: How osteopathic education developed in the United Kingdom

A second-place winner in the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic History and Identity’s annual essay competition, Dustin Colegrove, OMS IV, explores the recognition of osteopathic medicine outside the United States.


President’s Voice—Don’t mess with Texas

When you look closely, you can find no compelling reason to build an allopathic medical school at UNTHSC.

Executive Director’s Desk—Make a great advocacy dream come true!

In advocating for the osteopathic medical profession, thousands of DOs can create a large reaction from small gestures.

To the Point—Serendipity and abbreviations

Medical abbreviations can impair communication and safety.