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Clinical Ethics Dilemmas: Experiencing Differences Between European and American End-of-Life Care

An American mother no longer wishes to care for her handicapped child. Should the American system allow a European-trained physician to address euthanasia for the purpose of organ donation?

Podcast Episode: 
175

Bioethics in Transition: Framing the Discussion

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It was my privilege this year to frame the discussion that we embarked upon at our 2014 annual summer conference. On an annual basis we put together a proposal for future conference themes. That process though begins much earlier through the Center’s ongoing work in trend analysis. A multitude of considerations are brought to bear as we identify the particular strategic theme for any given conference and event. Our executive director Paige Cunningham has described the trend analysis component of our work as a sort of sentry in the watchtower, alert to changes in the various winds of bioethical inquiry.

Podcast Episode: 
176

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.

Podcast Episode: 
177

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.

Podcast Episode: 
178

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. 

Podcast Episode: 
179

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.

 
Podcast Episode: 
181

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.” 

Podcast Episode: 
182