Life-and-death decisions were once made exclusively by doctors, but nowadays those matters are largely in the hands of patients. This can create conflict as relatives disagree over how to treat a failing patient. That’s where ethics consultants can help.
On this week’s show, two bioethicists at Upstate University Hospital -- neonatologist Thomas Curran and attorney Robert Olick-- explain how they try to clarify and resolve the issues and offer non-binding advice. Using a real-life case, they stress the importance of making one’s end-of-life wishes known, in advance, and choosing a health care proxy who will help carry out those wishes.
Also on this weeks show: pediatric trauma. And research on adults who were bullied as children.
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