In this week’s news round-up, Loma Linda University School of Public Health study links mental illness and poor diet, an Adventist hospital and church in Ghana provide health care to prison inmates, Centura Health and Grand Junction’s Community Hospital end merger talks, and doctors at LLU Children’s Hospital perform its first stem cell transplantation for Sickle Cell disease.
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RE: Centura Health and Grand Junction Community Hospital-- The following article gives some insight as to why it is difficult to pin down reproductive health policies for Adventist health care institutions. Some of those issues dealing most specifically with reproductive care are not decided with a uniform decision as they are within the Catholic healthcare system. The choices of both the patient and the doctor are given more weight, though not absolute reign, within the Adventist health care policies. Those Adventist policies, stated more as principles rather than simple rules, are made manifest with variations of application from hospital to hospital:
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