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An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them.

An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them.
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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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An examination of medical ethics and the practitioners who define them.

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@kcrw

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English

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Episodes

The necessity of taking supplements to improve health

10/20/2019
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Those supplements you’re taking and paying lots for – do they really provide any benefits?

Duration:00:03:33

Is it safe to increase consumption of red meat?

10/13/2019
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The science behind a recent report is not credible due to financial conflicts of interests by the funder. Why were these conflicts not detected by the medical journal?

Duration:00:04:00

Success at preventing HIV but putting profit ahead of public health

10/6/2019
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Why can a society that is clever enough to create a drug to prevent the spread of HIV not find a why to make it affordable?

Duration:00:03:10

The Unionization of Medicine - part 2

9/29/2019
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It's hard to tell if the unionization of the medical profession is good or bad for patient care. But it seems to be a growing movement.

Duration:00:03:25

The Unionization of Medicine – part 1

9/22/2019
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While politicians talk about change in health care, those on the front lines have not seen much change and it is effecting their lives.

Duration:00:04:19

Women’s poor health not only a result of poverty

9/15/2019
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While poverty is a potent driver of poor health care there are other factors such as access, the health care system, patients, culture, and health care providers.

Duration:00:03:24

The impact of poverty on health care in Africa

9/8/2019
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In Tanzania poverty can have a devastating effect on health – particularly for women and children. But, its not just Africa that has this problem….

Duration:00:03:59

Missed opportunities at the end of life

9/1/2019
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It is time to improve communication to assure that patient’s end of life wishes are respected.

Duration:00:03:30

Medicine is plagued by conflicts of interest

8/25/2019
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Conflicts of interests impact most medical specialties, most hospitals, and many product manufactures – the conflicts all impact our health.

Duration:00:03:28

The impact of work-related stress on DNA

8/18/2019
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Preliminary studies suggest that for at least some people high stress jobs can cause harm to DNA.

Duration:00:03:33

Why does the federal government provide comprehensive care to those with end stage renal disease but not to those with other life threatening illnesses?

8/11/2019
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What we seem to have lost in our discussions on health care is bipartisan moral compass to tackle some wicked problems.

Duration:00:04:02

What our approach to kidney disease says about us as a nation

8/4/2019
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Why can’t we be as committed to providing all evidence-based health care to Americans as we are to caring for those with end stage renal disease?

Duration:00:03:35

Does it matter how your doctor or nurse is dressed?

7/28/2019
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Do we want health professionals to dress similarly, just as flight attendants, or should attire be an individual choice?

Duration:00:03:30

An ambulance is not a medical taxi

7/21/2019
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When people feel sick from minor illnesses, an ambulance and a trip to the ED is not in their best interest nor is it in the best interest of the public.

Duration:00:03:29

Hospital Price Transparency

7/14/2019
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Know how much a medical service costs could be important in making medical decisions. But, new regulations that require this information be provided to the public have created databases that are simply unusable.

Duration:00:03:36

Shared Decision Making

7/7/2019
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When sick and needing surgery do patients want to make decisions themselves or have an expert make the decision?

Duration:00:03:26

Workplace Wellness Programs

6/30/2019
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Improved work-life balance is an important goal, but do workplace wellness programs help us live healthier more balanced lives?

Duration:00:03:31

A new batch of interns and residents, but some things haven’t changed

6/23/2019
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Long grueling work hours and pharmaceutical gifts are still part of medical training.

Duration:00:03:30

When making medical decisions we often act irrationally

6/16/2019
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Medical decisions are complex and we often rely on our values and preferences rather than exclusively on the science.

Duration:00:03:39

Is something wrong with the VA?

6/9/2019
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By messing with the largest and one of the highest functioning health care systems in the nation we are putting our vet’s health at risk.

Duration:00:03:33