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Do Not Resuscitate Orders: Key Ethical Issues

9/30/2018
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As patients, surrogate decision makers, and clinicians discuss goals of care, questions arise regarding what interventions will physiologically work and what interventions will honor the patient’s values. Do Not Resuscitate Orders are one of the interventions frequently discussed. Our lead contributor on this episode (Mark Repenshek, Executive Director for Ethics & Mission at Hospital Sisters […]

Duration:00:29:10

Moral Distress and Moral Resiliency

8/31/2018
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Have you ever experienced an event, a situation or a decision where you felt that your professional integrity had been compromised? It may have occurred because of something you did, something someone else did or simply a number of events that lined up in a way that made you feel that you were between a […]

Duration:00:34:09

Today’s Gene Editing Choices: Inclusion and Diversity

7/31/2018
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The pace of developments in genetic editing over the past two years seems fast and accelerating. What are those developments, the tough choice decisions and accompanying infrastructure that are needed to support researchers, clinicians, and ethics committee members? It may seem trite but is the key to success here better listening, inclusion of voices, and […]

Duration:00:39:07

Whole Person Care: An Ethic of Care

6/26/2018
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On EthicsLab we often look at specific clinical ethical issues, tough choice dilemmas that patient and clinicians are involved in. In this episode we take a step back and look at the bigger picture…an ethic of care. How should someone be treated? Why are we asking this question today? What are some of the stories […]

Duration:00:45:23

Precision Medicine – Its Potential and Questions

5/25/2018
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Since the Human Genome Project was declared complete in April of 2003, there has been great anticipation of medical treatments tailored to the individual genetic makeup of patients. For you, for patients, for family members…where have most of the advances been made since that time and what ethical questions are arising as this work continues […]

Duration:00:52:20

Practical Tools Helping Ethics Committees

4/30/2018
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Health care ethics committees help patients and clinicians with tough choice decisions. Within this work of clinical ethics consultation, what are practical tools being used to improve their competence and impact? In this episode, our guests present such practical tools that help health care ethics committee members become more competent, become more aware of gaps […]

Duration:00:45:19

Beyond Capacity: Assessing Challenging Cases

3/29/2018
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One of the challenging areas in clinical practice today is wanting to honor patient wishes but not being clear on the competency or capacity level a patient with dementia or behavioral health issues. In this episode we explore different challenging situations that ask: a) What is the best assessment of capacity? b) What level of […]

Duration:00:46:51

Paying Attention: Looking Back, Looking Forward

2/26/2018
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Our guests are editors of key healthcare ethics journals with an international readership: Fr. Charles Bouchard, Editor, Health Care Ethics USA – Catholic Health Association of the United States Gregory E. Kaebnick, Editor, The Hastings Center Report – The Hastings Center Leslie LeBlanc, Managing Editor, Journal of Clinical Ethics What are the issues in health care ethics that are impacting ethics […]

Duration:00:29:31

Traction: Innovative Practices Honoring Patient Wishes

1/29/2018
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Health care professionals, patients and family members could all agree that patient wishes about their care are important and need to be respected. Why then, nationally, do only 30 percent of adults have an advance directive that documents those wishes? Given that statistic, how could the town of La Crosse, Wisconsin, achieve the surprising goal […]

Duration:00:49:52

Thinking Differently: Building Blocks for a Quality Ethics Program

12/29/2017
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Are there better ways to build and support a culture of clinical ethics in healthcare? What might that look like? What has worked and how could the ideas and tools offered be implemented? In the late 1990’s the idea was proposed, why not marry the work being done in health care ethics with quality improvement […]

Duration:00:52:19

The Unrepresented Patient

11/30/2017
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Deciding for another is difficult. One of the most challenging ethical issues faced in clinical practice today is deciding for unrepresented patients – patients who have no advance directive or no family and friends who can make decisions on behalf of the patient (surrogate decision makers) when the patient cannot speak for themselves. The moral […]

Duration:00:57:11

Human Trafficking

10/31/2017
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Human Trafficking is an egregious form of exploitation of vulnerable individuals by for the personal gain of the captor. We are very pleased to have five very experienced guests who bring a great diversity of expertise on this issue. We will be speaking to these guests with a particular point of view…we want to understand […]

Duration:00:48:03