Ethics Talk: What Clinicians Can Do to Address Maternal Mortality in the US


As media outlets have documented over the past year, maternal mortality is higher in the US than in any developed country, and there are alarming racial disparities between black and white mothers. This month on Ethics Talk, we talk with Dorothy Roberts, Nadia Sawicki, and Dr. Stacie Geller about the history behind today’s crisis in maternal mortality, how common ways of thinking about maternal and fetal health can inadvertently lead to worse outcomes for women and their newborns, and what we can do to tackle the problem of maternal mortality head-on.