Building An Ethical Framework

Premiere DateMar 9, 2016
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
03:00 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Dr. Unguru
06:00 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Ethical Framework
09:18 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Not a Solution
10:09 The Daily Beat Outro
11:06 The Good Life The Burnt Ones
16:06 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: We learn about the national drug shortages that have sent doctors and pharmacists scrambling for alternative medications for a wide range of diseases.

Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday March 9, 2016: Continuing the conversation with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children’s Hospital at Sinai and professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Unguru and his colleagues created a framework to deal with these shortages in pediatric oncology. As he tells The Takeaway, “These types of decisions should never be made by any one individual, no matter how smart she or he is. You can imagine that you want the perspectives of a broad group of people. So one of the recommendations that we actually have is that every institution have a committee that has broad representation,” including physicians, pharmacists, patient advocates, social workers and others.

Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…