High-stakes ethics decisions are common in health care. What should you do? Each month, the AMA Journal of Ethics’ podcast, Ethics Talk, features interviews with influential experts and leaders on a wide range of cultural, historical, legal, and social topics in health care ethics. We sort through interesting, important, and difficult questions, talk about how to weigh competing values, and offer strategies for navigating real world tough cases.
How Do We Know Who’s Dead?
Dr Ariane Lewis discusses how we can navigate uncertainty and ambiguity about brain death by understanding clinical criteria for brain death determination and how our approaches to death are culturally and socially situated.
Environmental Racism and Health Equity
In this special edition of Ethics Talk, journal editor in chief, Dr Audiey Kao, talks with Harriet Washington about the impact of environmental racism on health during this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Hacking Structural Racism in Health Care
This is the audio version of and Ethics Talk video interview conducted by the AMA Journal of Ethics' editor in chief, Dr Audiey Kao, with organizers of MIT Hacking Racism in Healthcare about design thinking as a way to find solutions to combat structural racism and advance health equity.
Managing Health Care AI “Megarisks”
Dr John Banja joins Ethics Talk to discuss promises and perils of artificial intelligence applications in health care, including “megarisks” that will need to be managed.
Publishing Science and Accelerating Discovery During and After COVID-19
In this video edition of Ethics Talk, journal editor in chief, Dr Audiey Kao, talks with Drs Stefano Bertozzi and Jeffrey Mackie-Mason about sustainable models of scientific publishing that advance biomedical knowledge and discovery.
Representation, Sovereignty, and Caring for Native American Patients
On this episode of Ethics Talk, Dr Mary Owen, president-elect of the Association of American Indian Physicians, highlights the importance of representation of Native Americans in health professions and Em Loerzel joins us to discuss violence against Native women and femme-identifying people.