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A Collaborative, Educational Resource

    Discharge Dilemmas: Patients with Disabilities

    Discharge Dilemmas: Patients with Disabilities

    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 […]

    • 34 min
    Brain Death: A Foundational Yet Emotional Ethical Concept

    Brain Death: A Foundational Yet Emotional Ethical Concept

    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 […]

    • 36 min
    Feeding Tubes: Are Things What They Seem?

    Feeding Tubes: Are Things What They Seem?

    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, […]

    • 32 min
    Goals of Care

    Goals of Care

    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 […]

    • 29 min
    Informed Consent: Supporting Patient Autonomy

    Informed Consent: Supporting Patient Autonomy

    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 […]

    • 41 min
    Organ Donation: Foundational Ethical Approaches

    Organ Donation: Foundational Ethical Approaches

    The big picture is that 115,000 men, women and children await organ transplants in the United States. Even the largest football stadium in the US could not fit the number of patients on the national transplant waiting list. In 2016, 33,600 transplants brought new life to patients and their families. Since 1988, 683,000 transplants have […]

    • 31 min

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