100 episodes

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.

Ethics Talk AMA Journal of Ethics

    • Medicine
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

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.

    Rationing Critical Care During COVID Surge

    Rationing Critical Care During COVID Surge

    In this edition of Ethics Talk, journal editor in chief, Dr Audiey Kao, talks with Dr Matthew Wynia about implementation of crisis standards of care in response to the dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases that is pushing the limits of US hospitals' critical care capacity.

    • 24 min
    Teaching the Holocaust

    Teaching the Holocaust

    Dr Matthew Wynia joins us to discuss the importance and challenges of teaching Holocaust history to health professions students.

    • 29 min
    Antiracism, Health Equity, and a Post-COVID Future

    Antiracism, Health Equity, and a Post-COVID Future

    This episode of Ethics Talk is an audio version of a video interview by journal editor in chief, Dr Audiey Kao, with Dr Ibram Kendi about the impact of racist policies on historically discriminated-against groups and what it means to be an antiracist.

    • 22 min
    How Do We Know Who’s Dead?

    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.

    • 19 min
    Environmental Racism and Health Equity

    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.

    • 16 min
    Hacking Structural Racism in Health Care

    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.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

amonduulii ,

Fills an important need.

There are very few places one can go to to hear leading thinkers and practitioners discussing current medical ethics issues. This is it. Great range of topics, timely, and the right length of time to go into detail.

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