Christian Physician Assistants group issues statement

This evening the Fellowship of Christian Physician Assistants issued a press release regarding the American Academy of Physician Assistants House of Delegates action to oppose certain types of sexual reorientation therapy. We have been discussing this matter on other threads. Bottom line, the professions discourage imposition of therapist views opposing homosexuality and they oppose therapies … Continue reading “Christian Physician Assistants group issues statement”

Physician Assistants group backs compromise stance on reparative therapy

Yesterday, I reported the action taken by the House of Delegates of the American Academy of Physician Assistants regarding reparative therapy. I want to provide more detail in this post. As you can see from the association’s daily conference newsletter, the resolution was changed to reflect AMA policy and thus was a step back from … Continue reading “Physician Assistants group backs compromise stance on reparative therapy”

Physician Assistants group decides policy on reparative therapy

Today in Philadelphia, the American Academy of Physician Assistants debated and then decided a policy on reparative therapy. The AAPA’s Committee on Diversity originally proposed the following concise but inclusive statement: The American Academy of Physician Assistants opposes the practice of treatments intended to alter sexual orientation. This statement was an aspect of a resolution … Continue reading “Physician Assistants group decides policy on reparative therapy”

Physician Assistants’ Association considers sexual reorientation therapy resolution

The American Academy of Physician Assistants’ House of Delegates will consider a resolution opposing therapeutic efforts to alter sexual orientation. Presumably this resolution will be voted on at their annual convention in Philadelphia in May, 2007. I have yet to see the actual resolution but I am hopeful that language will be crafted that will … Continue reading “Physician Assistants’ Association considers sexual reorientation therapy resolution”

Haitian heartbreak and hope: One story (video)

I posted this on my Christian Post blog a couple of days ago. I now have some video of the hospital referred to in the letter below. I have also learned we may have some Haitian orphans coming to our local community. The NT book of James 1:27 teaches: Pure religion and undefiled before our … Continue reading “Haitian heartbreak and hope: One story (video)”

Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007

Since it聽was so much fun last year, I decided to compile a top ten list of stories of the year on the blog. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. The stories are … Continue reading “Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007”

What did the AAPA really say?

Yesterday, Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out posted a video on You Tube criticizing the nomination of James Holsinger for Surgeon General. Wayne criticizes the Dr. Holsinger for his support of an ex-gay ministry in his church in KY. In the video, Wayne says this: “The fact is that every respected mainstream medical and mental … Continue reading “What did the AAPA really say?”

Many Questions Unanswered About the Future of Evidence-Based Policy at SAMHSA (UPDATED)

UPDATE (1/12/18) – Last night, SAMHSA Asst. Secretary Elinore McCance-Katz released a statement about the termination of NREPP.聽 The full statement is at the link and the end of this post. She also held a brief conference call with reporters. Although I wasn’t on it, I communicated with two people on the call. On the … Continue reading “Many Questions Unanswered About the Future of Evidence-Based Policy at SAMHSA (UPDATED)”