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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

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@kcrw

Language:

English

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1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

A practical steps to protect those at risk of suicide

7/5/2020
Extreme Risk Protection Orders are a relatively new step that can be taken to protect the public from those who are felt to be of risk to themselves or others.

Duration:00:03:44

Changes in thinking about blood pressure

6/28/2020
For some elderly taking several blood pressure medications can be risky. Do they need to take multiple medicines? Doctor have been hesitant to stop blood pressure medications because they fear they might harm their patients. The OPTIMISE trial results provides some reassurance.

Duration:00:03:41

Practice Guidelines the drive toward racial disparities

6/21/2020
Practice guidelines use evidence to help doctors and patients make decisions about care. But, if the guidelines are biased so too are the decisions.

Duration:00:03:46

Medical Leadership and Conflicts of Interest

6/14/2020
Why do we listen to expert medical groups when they have conflicts of interests that involve pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers?

Duration:00:04:02

Racism and Medicine

6/7/2020
With regard to racism, medicine is part of the problem and needs to quickly become part of the solution.

Duration:00:03:51

The dangerous use of off label prescribing in times of a pandemic

5/31/2020
Off label prescribing as grown into an enormous problem, and it risks putting people’s health at risk.

Duration:00:03:52

Implicit Bias in Mental Health

5/24/2020
Could it be that our subconscious biases lead us to make assumptions that are not based on the facts?

Duration:00:04:18

The right to NOT know a medical diagnosis

5/17/2020
Doctors have a moral, ethical and legal duty to inform patients of their medical results. But, do patients have a right to NOT be told crucial medical information?

Duration:00:03:14

200 years of change started by one woman

5/10/2020
Florence Nightingale is known as a champion of nursing but she did much more….

Duration:00:03:44

The origins of the antiviral drug Remdesivir

5/3/2020
The long journey for Remdesivir starting with a deadly cat disease

Duration:00:04:51

Fake news and its impact on health

4/26/2020
Medical journalists need to slow down and do their homework before reporting on new research. Covering medicine is not a race, but a slow evolving process.

Duration:00:03:52

The stigma around COVID can be as dangerous as the virus, says Dr. Wilkes

4/19/2020
In many of those countries stigma around the disease plays an important role. Today we look at Tunisia and the role stigma plays in managing COVID.

Duration:00:03:27

COVID-19 in Africa

4/12/2020
Thinking about COVID-19 may different around the world

Duration:00:03:25

Missed lessons from the Ebola Outbreak

4/5/2020
With each epidemic there are important lessons to be learned. When we do not learn from these lessons, the next time around we are bound to make the same errors.

Duration:00:03:49

Disease patterns and planetary health

3/29/2020
In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

Duration:00:03:33

Our behavior changes when we are being watched

3/22/2020
For generations we’ve know that when we are watched, or think we are being watched, our behavior changes. How can we use this to improve health?

Duration:00:04:15

A health care birthday

3/15/2020
The Affordability Care Act (aka Obama Care) turns ten this month. Despite a decade of challenges and opposition from some, the bill remains broadly popular and has improved our health in many ways. Without it, many who get sick from COVID would have been left without access to health care or with enormous bills.

Duration:00:03:39

The need to focus on de-prescribing

3/8/2020
No drug, no matter how good, should escape regular scrutiny in terms of whether it is still needed and do the benefits outweigh the risks.

Duration:00:03:36

Do health care providers have a duty to work during pandemics?

3/1/2020
Physicians, nurses, and others at UCD are faced with a time-honored dilemma do they assume some risk to themselves to provide care to the public?

Duration:00:03:48

There is so much we don’t know about cannabis

2/23/2020
Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems. There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with well conducted research.

Duration:00:03:38