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A Collaborative, Educational Resource

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Episodes

Addiction and Trust: Part II from Melbourne

9/30/2020
Offering a composite picture of someone with a drug addiction is not easy. It is not specific to gender, age, income, education, ethnicity, or geography. In this second episode on addiction and medically supervised injection rooms, we go to Melbourne Australia and speak to health care leaders there, on their experience with these programs. Again, […] The post Addiction and Trust: Part II from Melbourne appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:27:36

Harm Reduction: Safe Injection Sites

7/31/2020
Harm reduction programs like needle exchange programs or medically supervised injection sites aim to a) respond to the addiction health issues of those who are dependent on injection drugs, and b) respond to the broader public health impact of addiction on a community such as a high amount of drug overdose or the transmission of […] The post Harm Reduction: Safe Injection Sites appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:32:49

Virtual Ethics Consultation: A Digital Approach

7/20/2020
Today, tough choice healthcare ethics dilemmas are discussed by patients, their loved ones and health care professionals. These discussions are about the care and treatment plan of the patient based on their values. Most often these discussions and decisions have been held in person. As healthcare moves to virtual care, especially in our current COVID19 […] The post Virtual Ethics Consultation: A Digital Approach appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:19:57

Portland Street Medicine: A Local Picture

6/30/2020
Street Medicine is local and international. In this second episode on Street Medicine we hear about health care leaders in Portland, Oregon responding to the needs in their community. The challenge? Nationally, Oregon has the fourth highest rate of homelessness and the second highest rate of families without shelter. In recent years Portland’s chronic homelessness […] The post Portland Street Medicine: A Local Picture appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:33:59

Street Medicine: Serving an Excluded Community

5/31/2020
A 2019 White House Report tells us that half a million people are homeless each night in the UnitedStates.In 1992, Dr. Jim Withers began doing street rounds in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, bringing medical care to the homeless. Since that time the Street Medicine Institute he founded has grown to become international organization. In 2015, CNN named […] The post Street Medicine: Serving an Excluded Community appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:31:13

COVID-19: Physicians Diving Deep

4/17/2020
COVID19 has caused all of us to prepare and it has also demanded something from us. We hear many stories of the technical and resource preparation. In this episode we speak with three physicians from California and Washington state about their preparation and what it has demanded from them. We hear people in frontier […] The post COVID-19: Physicians Diving Deep appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:22:37

COVID-19: The Ethical Landscape

3/31/2020
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, pointing to the over 118,000 cases of the coronavirus illness in over 110 countries and territories around the world and the sustained risk of further global spread. To discuss some of the ethical issues regarding COVID-19 we are joined by Dr. Ken Iserson […] The post COVID-19: The Ethical Landscape appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:26:47

Undocumented Patients: Two Journeys

2/29/2020
We hear many stories these days about immigration. Certainly, healthcare workers see undocumented individuals in Emergency Rooms or clinics. What is that experience like of being undocumented and needing healthcare? What would be helpful for clinicians to know? Does healthcare ethics have something to say on this topic? Today we hear from two healthcare leaders […] The post Undocumented Patients: Two Journeys appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:36:46

Paying Attention: Looking Back, Looking Forward (2020)

1/31/2020
As we look back on 2019 and forward to 2020, our guests are editors of key healthcare ethics journals with an international readership: Gregory E. Kaebnick, Editor, The Hastings Center Report Leslie LeBlanc, Managing Editor, Journal of Clinical Ethics Nate Hibner, Primary Editor, Health Care Ethics USA and Director of Ethics at the Catholic […] The post Paying Attention: Looking Back, Looking Forward (2020) appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:32:37

End of Life Disparities: The African American Community

12/31/2019
Health disparities and health outcomes for African Americans, is egregious… A 2019 report identified that African American Adults, compared to non-Hispanic white adults, are: 44% More likely to die from stroke 20% more likely to have asthma 40% more likely to die from breast cancer 25% more likely to die from heart disease 52% more […] The post End of Life Disparities: The African American Community appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:33:52

HIV Disclosure: New Ethical Approaches

11/30/2019
New research findings regarding HIV status will impact how we understand and practice disclosure of HIV status of patients… specifically whether or not to disclose a sick patients’ HIV serostatus to their family or partner. The new research demonstrates that when an HIV-positive person sticks to their treatment, their HIV is undetectable and untransmittable (U=U). […] The post HIV Disclosure: New Ethical Approaches appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:30:07

Urban Bioethics: Building Trust

10/31/2019
Urban Bioethics may be a new term for you. It is a field and focus in bioethics that points a critical lens on the extreme inequalities of health and access to medical, legal, and other resources that leave many urban dwellers and communities distinctly disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and vulnerable. What is this focus, its scope, its […] The post Urban Bioethics: Building Trust appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:32:34

Patient Access: Right to Try

9/30/2019
Imagine you are a patient that is seriously ill and the standard clinical treatment is not working for you. You may want to try experimental drug products, still being investigated and not yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (the FDA)…what are your options? There are currently a couple of pathways: First, you […] The post Patient Access: Right to Try appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:27:33

Brain Death: A Foundational Yet Emotional Ethical Concept

8/31/2019
Brain death is a fundamental ethical topic that is complex and often fraught with emotion. As ethics committees are faced with considerations involving brain death, these cases are often those that stick with professionals the most. Our lead contributor in this episode Becket Gremmels, System Director of Ethics at CHRISTUS Health in Irving TX is […] The post Brain Death: A Foundational Yet Emotional Ethical Concept appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:35:48

Feeding Tubes: Are Things What They Seem?

7/31/2019
Why would the question of whether to provide food and water to a patient come up at all? One might assume it is always helpful and never harmful to offer nutrition and hydration to patients. Is that accurate? When might it be appropriate or not appropriate? Our lead contributor in this episode is Alan Sanders, […] The post Feeding Tubes: Are Things What They Seem? appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:32:03

The Work: Reflections of Two Healthcare Ethicists

6/30/2019
Those who work on responding to the ethical issues and decisions that arise in healthcare realize that we are invited into the most complex stories that patients, families , healthcare professionals and our communities have to offer. They not only involve value-laden clinical decisions about patient treatments, but community decisions about public health that sometimes […] The post The Work: Reflections of Two Healthcare Ethicists appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:33:27

Artificial Intelligence: Issues Arising

5/31/2019
In healthcare, we are able to capture ever increasing levels and types of data. The potential is there for more accurate diagnosis and more relevant which would better inform healthcare decisions and potentially avoid medical error or unnecessary treatments. Artificial intelligence technologies are increasingly accurate in text, in sound or in image recognition with […] The post Artificial Intelligence: Issues Arising appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:35:05

Goals of Care

4/30/2019
Goals of care is a term so common to health care professionals and yet, our guests describe significant clinical experiences in which the lack of discussion around goals of care led to problematic cases. A goals of care conversation is an important element at the foundation of high quality discussions around code status. In this […] The post Goals of Care appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:29:58

Informed Consent: Supporting Patient Autonomy

3/31/2019
Informed consent is one of the foundational ethical principles in health care that supports patient autonomy, or stated differently, the patients right to self-determination. More and more the standard for what clinicians should inform patients about the risks benefits and alternatives of treatment are no longer determined by what a responsible body of physicians deems […] The post Informed Consent: Supporting Patient Autonomy appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:41:29

Discharge Dilemmas: Patients with Disabilities

2/26/2019
Consider someone leaving a hospital, after their care is completed at that location, to return to their home and local community. As discharge plans are made to continue their care, their healing, their rehabilitation, are there ethical challenges that arise? Can there be biases that shape that plan because of their ability, disability, lack of […] The post Discharge Dilemmas: Patients with Disabilities appeared first on Mission Network.

Duration:00:34:04