12 episodes

Welcome to Curbside Ethics. I’m Dr. Steven Bradley an Anesthesiologist and Clinical Medical Ethicist. As clinicians we are frequently faced with complex medical decision making related to medical ethics, health equity or culturally competent care. There is little formal education related to making these difficult decision. It is hard to learn and stay current with information on these social aspects of care. Curbside Ethics fills this void. Short, weekly episodes provide valuable tools for clinicians invested in providing ethical, equitable, culturally competent care to their patients. 
Weekly episodes will help you learn to navigate ethical dilemmas. You will learn how to be considerate of other cultures and perspectives that our patients may have. You will be empowered to provide the most current ethical and equitable care to your patients. 
Subscribe, listen to and share Curbside Ethics. If you have any specific topics or issues contact me directly on my website where I provide individualized consultations. 

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    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to Curbside Ethics. I’m Dr. Steven Bradley an Anesthesiologist and Clinical Medical Ethicist. As clinicians we are frequently faced with complex medical decision making related to medical ethics, health equity or culturally competent care. There is little formal education related to making these difficult decision. It is hard to learn and stay current with information on these social aspects of care. Curbside Ethics fills this void. Short, weekly episodes provide valuable tools for clinicians invested in providing ethical, equitable, culturally competent care to their patients. 
Weekly episodes will help you learn to navigate ethical dilemmas. You will learn how to be considerate of other cultures and perspectives that our patients may have. You will be empowered to provide the most current ethical and equitable care to your patients. 
Subscribe, listen to and share Curbside Ethics. If you have any specific topics or issues contact me directly on my website where I provide individualized consultations. 

    Best Practices for Managing Perioperative DNR/DNI

    Best Practices for Managing Perioperative DNR/DNI

    Management of patients with Do Not Resuscitate/Do Not Intubate orders in the acute or perioperative phase of care is an extremely complex issue. In this episode I discuss how clinicians can manage these often challenging situations. 
    Automatic suspension of DNR/DNI orders is morally questionable
    Learn how to navigate these complex discussions with patients
    Learn how to navigate these complex discussions with fellow clinicians
    How do we prioritize patient autonomy in this situations 


    AMA Journal of Ethics: Perioperative Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders 
    Weekly episodes will help you learn to navigate ethical dilemmas. You will learn how to be considerate of other cultures and perspectives that our patients may have. You will be empowered to provide the most current ethical and equitable care to your patients.
    Subscribe, listen to and share Curbside Ethics. If you have any specific topics or issues contact me directly on my website where I provide individualized consultations.

    • 25 min
    Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination Prior To Organ Transplantation

    Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination Prior To Organ Transplantation

    Is it ethical to require COVID-19 Vaccination prior to organ transplantation? This concept blew up in the news recently after several viral headlines. Lets dig a little deeper and look beneath the politics and the fake news. What are some of the actual requirements to be listed for transplant?
    Learn about the requirements to be listed for transplant.
    Did you know that family members of transplant patients may be required to be vaccinated prior to listing for transplant?
    How does this requriement line up with other requirements?


    Welcome to Curbside Ethics. So happy you tuned in. Please share with your fellow clinicians and leave a rating or comment on iTunes. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to request a personalized ethics consultation from our host.

    • 14 min
    Triaging ICU Beds Based On Vaccination Status

    Triaging ICU Beds Based On Vaccination Status

    As the COVID-19 pandemic peaks once again and the Delta variant fills hospitals across the country, there has been some talk of triaging patients based upon their vaccination status. Obviously this raises many ethical issues.
    In this episode I review some of the implications raised by this potential contingency. Fundamentally, it is unethical to triage based upon vaccination status. At the moment, there is limited data regarding morbidity and mortality of matched cohort patients when comparing critically ill vaccinated vs unvaccinated. This data is being gathered, but at this point there is not enough to support triaging on this basis. Additionally there are some patients that are unable to be vaccinated due to medical comorbidities or status as a minor. Concessions would have to be made for each of these various circumstances.
    What are your thoughts on triaging care based upon a patient's vaccination status?
    Welcome to Curbside Ethics. So happy you tuned in. Please share with your fellow clinicians and leave a rating or comment on iTunes. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to request a personalized ethics consultation from our host.

    • 19 min
    The Intersection of Religion and Vaccination

    The Intersection of Religion and Vaccination

    This episoe continues with a similar subject matter, "Vaccines". In the wake of vaccine mandates, religious and personal objections are on the rise. What do certain religions belive about vaccination. I summarized several resources which provide a good overview of several religious stances on vaccines. 
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has a website that breaks down this topic by religion.
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health has additional information.
    The Christian Medical and Dental Association provides additional background on the topic of vaccine contents and aborted fetal tissue. 
    I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue!
    Welcome to Curbside Ethics. So happy you tuned in. Please share with your fellow clinicians and leave a rating or comment on iTunes. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to request a personalized ethics consultation from our host.

    • 14 min
    A Brief History of Vaccine Mandates in the Military

    A Brief History of Vaccine Mandates in the Military

    Vaccine mandates are on the way. They are coming to many business in the private sector and even to cities and communities. The US military and the Department of Defense has announced impending mandates for service members. This is a special population with slightly different contrstraints compared to civilians. 
    This episode explores the historical precedent of controversial mandatory vaccination in the military. I discuss the implementation of mandatory Anthrax vaccination and where that program currently stands. 
    I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue!
    Welcome to Curbside Ethics. So happy you tuned in. Please share with your fellow clinicians and leave a rating or comment on iTunes. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to request a personalized ethics consultation from our host.

    • 19 min
    Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

    Excited to share this episode and hopefully clear up some misconceptions surrounding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. The conversation starts with discussing if vaccine mandates are legal and ethical. (Spoiler alert, they are!!).
    This discussion centers around finding accurate information. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a wealth of resources and answers many FAQ's regarding your rights in the workplace and what accomodations should be made. 
    I discuss the recent policies from the NFL and NYC regarding restrictions and repercussions for those that are not vaccinated. Health equity is always a concern and equal access to this vaccine MUST be achieved to ensure mandates do not disproportionately affect disadvantated people groups.
    I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue!
    Welcome to Curbside Ethics. So happy you tuned in. Please share with your fellow clinicians and leave a rating or comment on iTunes. Visit www.StevenBradleyMD.com to request a personalized ethics consultation from our host.

    • 20 min

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