Medical Ethics: Where Medicine, Conscience, and Politics Meet

On-air date: 
Mon, 08/17/2015

Does everyone have a right to health care?  Is gun violence a medical issue?  How do we think about end-of-life decisions?  Embryonic research?  What about doctors who participate in torture?  Perhaps no field of human activity is more fraught with ethical issues than medicine.  And no physician has done more to raise public awareness of bio-ethical issues, than Dr. Steven Miles, professor of medicine and bioethics at the University of Minnesota. In this edition of Truth to Tell, we will explore the critical field of medical ethics by examining some of the most important—and controversial—medical issues facing our community today.

Resources:

http://www.doctorswhotorture.com/Sources

https://www.bioethics.umn.edu/bio/centerforbioethics/steven-miles

On-air guests: 

 Dr. Steven Miles is professor of medicine and bioethics at the University of Minnesota