Ethics Teaching and Learning: When Should Psychiatric Care Be Palliative?


Dr Cynthia Geppert joins Ethics Talk to discuss how teaching health professions students and trainees about palliative psychiatry reinvigorates core philosophy of medicine investigations into what health care is for.

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Cynthia Geppert, MD, PhD, DPS, MA, MPH, MSB, MSJ, HEC-C is the lead health care ethicist, Western Region, and director of ethics education at the Veterans Affairs National Center for Ethics in Health Care and a professor of psychiatry and internal medicine and the director of ethics education at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, as well as an adjunct professor of bioethics at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College. Her clinical work and scholarly interests lie in the areas of ethics education, clinical ethics, consultation liaison, addiction and palliative care psychiatry, theology and religion, and health law.

Recorded August 7, 2023.


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