Still Sitting in the Lot

By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C~ I was reminded recently how fascinating human behavior is while waiting for my first dose of the COVID vaccine. My husband and I, both classed as “1-B,” were fortunate to receive our first doses from Denton County Public Health. When our turn came, the county sent

Healing Relationships After the Unprecedented Election of 2020

By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C~ It’s undeniable that Joe Biden faces the daunting task of uniting the nation after a bitter election. On a smaller scale, the strong beliefs and emotions incited by political rhetoric this year have caused painful rifts in families and damaged friendships, as well.

How Will We Ration the COVID-19 Vaccine?

By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C~ A COVID vaccine has the potential to save a great many lives. This is not a resource we can afford to limit only to those who can pay for it: Unvaccinated individuals can contribute to the viral spread, so it will be essential to vaccinate as much of the

To Mask or Not to Mask

Why the Debate? By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C~ Facemasks are hot and annoying. They make it difficult for others to understand what we are saying. They obscure our facial expressions, complicating communication. And they are not the most attractive of accessories. But the novel coronavirus is dangerous

Who Makes Medical Decisions If You Are Incapacitated?

By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C ~ It’s 2:00 A.M. when the phone rings. I answer it, groggily. The voice on the line asks if I know Mr. Wallace. I do, but why is anyone asking me? Mr. Wallace is my former father-in-law. His late son and I divorced more than 20 years ago, and I

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