Drs Arya Shah, Carmen Black Parker, and Ambrose H. Wong join us on this episode of Ethics Talk to discuss force, the role of authority, and how clinicians should not just minimize harm but demonstrate compassion.
Annette Hanson, MD, Ron Pies, MD, and Mark Komrad, MD
Authors respond to “How Should Physicians Care for Dying Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?” by arguing that patients’ motives for accessing death with dignity laws should be thoroughly explored and that temporarily limiting patient autonomy can promote well-being at the end of life.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(11):E1107-1109. doi:
Alexander Craig, MPhil and Elizabeth Dzeng, MD, PhD, MPH
Responding to “Added Points of Concern about Caring for Dying Patients,” authors argue that physicians’ refusal to prescribe lethal drugs in accordance with states’ death with dignity laws could damage patient-physician relationships and harm patients.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(11):E1110-1112. doi:
Carlos Martinez joins Ethics Talk to discuss his article, coauthored with Drs Lauren Carruth, Hannah Janeway, Lahra Smith, Katharine M. Donato, Carlos Piñones-Rivera, James Quesada, and Seth Holmes: “How Should Clinicians Express Solidarity with Asylum Seekers at the US-Mexico Border?”