The Bioethics Podcast 2020

The Bioethics Podcast is an audio resource exploring the pressing bioethical challenges of our day featuring staff, fellows, and associates of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. For more information, click here for The Bioethics Podcast FAQ

Who Will Be the Last Human? Or Are We Even Still Human?

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Volume 19, Number 2, Summer 2012 issue of Dignitas, the Center's quarterly publication. Subscriptions to Dignitas are available to CBHD Members.

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Disaster Bioethics

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 2012 issue of Dignitas, the Center’s quarterly publication. Subscriptions to Dignitas are available to CBHD Members.

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Opportunity in the Midst of Pandemic

We are living in extraordinary times. For most of the world, the global COVID-19 pandemic is at the forefront of people’s minds. The accompanying uncertainty has been almost palpable, and people are craving every bit of information that they can get their hands on.

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An Interview With Wilson Jeremiah

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In this episode, the Executive Director of CBHD, Matthew Eppinette, PhD, interviews the newest Robert D. Orr Fellow, Wilson Jeremiah, ThM.

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Thinking Theologically About Bioethics

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Can bioethics be Christian? In the following commentary, we try to offer one perspective on how aspects of Christian theology can inform bioethics. We do not try to engage any one specific bioethical issue from a Christian perspective. Nor do we try to offer any new, groundbreaking way of thinking about bioethics from a theological perspective. Much more modestly, we seek to prime the pump by offering six loosely related points of entry into how to think about bioethics from a distinctively Christian perspective. 

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The Christian Stake in Dignity and Dying | Plenary by Ravi Zacharias, PhD

The following plenary address was recorded at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity’s 1995 summer conference, “The Christian Stake in Dignity and Dying.” 

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Plagues, Parables, and Pundits

Editor's Note:  The following episode was originally published on Intersections, a forum for the discussion of Christian life, medicine, and technology. You can read it here.

 
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Moral Agency in Balance: The Physician-Patient Relationship

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This episode features an article written by Dr. Susan Haack in which she explores the dynamics of the physician-patient relationship as she seeks to understand the continuum of possibilities between overt physician paternalism and unbridled patient autonomy. 

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New Ethical Challenges in Triage

Abstract: Ethicists must now consider the difficult issues of a groundbreaking third type of triage in civilian Mass Casualty Events (MCEs), in addition to intake and reverse triage. Catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina make it clear that some patients who require life support following an MCE may not receive it, merely for lack of available resources. These patients are likely to die. The resource gap may nevertheless contract if we apply existing trends in healthcare to MCE planning.

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The Ethics of Emergency Consent Research

So for those who haven’t heard me speak before my name is Christine Toevs. I am a trauma surgeon and with all that comes with being a trauma surgeon including the ability to speak loudly. I also have a particular interest in end-of-life issues and went and got a master’s in bioethics and I also have board certification in hospice and palliative medicine. As my husband says I’m a little overqualified and I’ve started talking about maybe getting an MBA if for no other reason than to poke him. He’s like, “Really, another degree?” and I’m like, “Well, you know, you kinda get board after a while. I need a little something to do.

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