No Easy Answers in Bioethics Podcast

For more, visit the podcast page at the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Social Justice-Oriented Bioethics: Kelly-Blake and Valles - Episode 25

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In 2021 the former Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences has gained new leadership, an updated mission, and now a new name: Center for Bioethics and Social Justice. This episode features a conversation between Director Sean Valles, PhD, and Assistant Director Karen Kelly-Blake, PhD.

Insight into the Telehealth Landscape: Bogdan-Lovis and Pletcher - Episode 24

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In this episode, Libby Bogdan-Lovis is joined by Dr. Sarah Pletcher. Dr. Pletcher shares her telehealth expertise in a conversation that explores the benefits of telehealth for patients and providers, the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on telehealth adoption, reimbursement models, the future of telehealth, and more.

Supporting Michigan’s Agricultural Community: Karbowski, Kelly-Blake, and Millerick-May - Episode 23

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This episode focuses on work being done in Michigan to support the well-being of farmers, agribusiness professionals, and the broader statewide agricultural community. Dr.

My Experience Living with a Spinal Cord Injury: Kelly-Blake and Van Linden - Episode 22

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In the words of guest Mark Van Linden, “adversity can present itself to anybody at any time.” This episode features a personal narrative of life with a spinal cord injury. Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake, Associate Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and the Department of Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is joined by Mark Van Linden, MSA, and president of Adversity Solutions LLC. Mr.

Why I Left the U.S. for My Surgical Procedure: Fleck and Fluegel - Episode 21

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What would you do if you needed surgery, but seeking care would mean $25,000 or more in medical debt? Would you consider traveling to another country to receive the same surgery at a fraction of that cost? Would you put off seeking care entirely, until it became an emergency situation?

Shared Decision-Making in Colorectal Cancer Screening: Jimbo and Kelly-Blake - Episode 20

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This episode features guests Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake, Associate Professor in the Michigan State University Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, and Dr. Masahito Jimbo, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of Michigan Medical School. Drs.

Considering Consciousness in Neuroscience Research: Cabrera and Reimers - Episode 19

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What can neuroscience tell us about human consciousness, the developing brains of babies, or lab-grown brain-like tissue? How do we define “consciousness” when it is a complex, much-debated topic? In this episode, Michigan State University researchers Dr. Laura Cabrera, Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, and Dr.

Social Determinants of Health in Medical Education: Ajegba, Bogdan-Lovis, and Kelly-Blake - Episode 18

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This episode focuses on the topic of social determinants of health, or the social and environmental factors that influence our health and access to resources. How can social determinants of health be integrated effectively into medical education? Michigan State University Center for Ethics faculty members Libby Bogdan-Lovis and Dr.

Genes, Behavior, and the Brain: Cabrera and Reimers - Episode 17

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We can look at an individual’s DNA and know what their hair color is, but what about their behavioral traits? This episode features Michigan State University faculty Dr. Laura Cabrera, Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and the Department of Translational Neuroscience, and Dr. Mark Reimers, Associate Professor in the Neuroscience Program in the College of Natural Science.

Ethics and Policy Issues of Targeted Cancer Therapies: Fleck and Mackenzie - Episode 16

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What kinds of challenges currently exist within precision medicine? This episode focuses specifically on targeted cancer therapies, featuring a discussion between Center for Ethics Professor and Acting Director Dr. Len Fleck and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine student Stephanie Mackenzie. Dr. Fleck discusses ethics, economic, medical, and health policy issues related to these high-cost therapies. Additionally, he provides insight into how U.S.

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