1.) Successful cardiac surgery relies not only on modern technological advances but the practiced skill of the surgeon. Cardiac surgeons often get this experience by working on animals. Dr. Nolen describes “the dog lab” at one hospital. What are your thoughts on using dogs (or other animals) for this type of training? What does Dr. Nolen think?
2.) Dr. Nolen describes the frustration of patients with tuberculosis whose disease takes a long time to respond to medication. TB patients can be quite contagious yet Dr. Nolen describes patients checking themselves out of the hospital. Do you think there should be regulations regarding the rights of people with infectious diseases to choose not to be in the hospital and/or not to choose to undergo a course of medication?