Innovation Health

Innovation Health: Ep 14 - Ethics of Life and Death Decisions in Healthcare

May 14, 2021

Living in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, the morality of having to make life-and-death decisions in a healthcare setting has taken center stage. Who decides which patients can receive lifesaving treatment if it’s in short supply? Who decides when it’s right for a dying patient to no longer prolong life? What if patients and family disagree?

In this episode of “Innovation Health,” we talk with the Dr. Susan Nelson, chair of Ochsner Health’s bioethics committee, to take a more nuanced look at how healthcare providers deal with ethical dilemmas, and how life-and-death decisions are made.

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