No Easy Answers in Bioethics Podcast

For more, visit the podcast page at The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at the MSU College of Human Medicine.

Ethical Implications of Gene-Editing Human Embryos: Eijkholt and Fleck – Episode 13

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What are the ethical implications of gene-editing human embryos? Do we risk stifling scientific advancement by banning such medical research? Guests Dr. Leonard Fleck, Acting Director and Professor in the Center for Ethics, and Dr. Marleen Eijkholt of Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands discuss the pros and cons, stemming from the recent news out of China of gene-edited babies.

When Patients and Families Express Hope for a Miracle: Bibler and Stahl - Episode 12

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How do patients, their families, or their caregivers express hope for a miracle in the clinical setting? How can medical professionals respond to these desires for a miracle to occur? Guests Dr.

Clinical and Legal Perspectives on Brain Death: Stahl and Tomlinson - Episode 11

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What does it mean to declare brain death in the clinical setting? How does the language we use surrounding death complicate these situations? What beliefs and philosophies exist regarding what constitutes the death of a person?

Plastic Surgeons on Snapchat: Stahl and Vercler - Episode 10

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Would you ever consent to have your medical procedure broadcast on social media? This episode addresses a trend known as Snapchat surgeons – plastic surgeons who amass sometimes millions of followers on the social media platform Snapchat by posting uncensored videos of operations they are performing. These videos are often highly stylized, comedic, and meant to entertain.

The Patient Preference Predictor: Tomlinson and Stahl - No Easy Answers in Bioethics Ep 1

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No Easy Answers in Bioethics is a new podcast from the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Each month Center for Ethics faculty and their collaborators discuss their ongoing work and research across many areas of bioethics--clinical ethics, evidence-based medicine, health policy, medical education, neuroethics, shared decision-making, and more.

Reflecting on Early Bioethics: Fleck and Tomlinson - Episode 9

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What issues were bioethicists concerned with in the early days of the field? This episode features two senior faculty members from the MSU Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Director Tom Tomlinson, PhD, and Professor Len Fleck, PhD.

Organ Donation Models: Eijkholt and Fleck - Episode 8

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What kinds of organ donation models exist around the world, and how effective are those models? This episode on organ donation models features Assistant Professor Dr. Marleen Eijkholt and Professor Dr. Len Fleck from the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

‘Imaging and Imagining Illness’: Devan and Darian Stahl - Episode 7

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This episode delves into the intersection of fine art, illness, disability, and self-identity.

Medical Workforce Diversity and the Professional Entry Tax: Bogdan-Lovis and Kelly-Blake - Ep 6

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This episode features Libby Bogdan-Lovis, Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, and Dr. Karen Kelly-Blake, Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and the Department of Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. As leaders of a multi-institutional research team, they were interested in examining strategies and associated rationales for expanding underrepresented minority presence in U.S. undergraduate medical education.

Public Perception of Psychiatric Interventions: Cabrera, Bluhm, and McKenzie - Ep 5

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This episode features Dr. Laura Cabrera, Assistant Professor in the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences and the Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine, Dr. Robyn Bluhm, Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department and Lyman Briggs College, and undergraduate research assistant Rachel McKenzie.

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