Ethics Talk Series on US Abortion Care After Dobbs, Episode 5/5: Wait. What? Some Clinicians Agree to Watch Their Patients Get Sicker?


Dr Rebecca Cohen and Professor Katie Watson join Ethics Talk to consider observed decompensation as a post-Dobbs clinical and ethical phenomenon and its influences on health professionalism.

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Rebecca Cohen, MD is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and division chief in the Department of Family Planning at the University of Colorado in Aurora.

Katie Watson, JD is an associate professor of medical education, medical social sciences, and obstetrics and gynecology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where she is also a faculty member in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Graduate Program. She is the author of Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law, and Politics of Ordinary Abortion (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Recorded November 14, 2022.


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Interviewee(s) had no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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