Ethics Talk: Why “Palliative Surgery” Is Not Like “Jumbo Shrimp”


On this episode of Ethics Talk, Editorial Fellow Dr C. Alessandra Colaianni describes the creation of this month’s issue on palliative surgery, and Dr Wynne Morrison explains how to explore palliative surgical goal formation with children and their guardians.

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C. Alessandra Colaianni, MD, MPhil is an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon focusing on the treatment of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Wynne Morrison, MD, MBE is the director of the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care and associate chief for Faculty Affairs in the Division of Critical Care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.

Recorded June 29, 2021.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Interviewee had no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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