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Idea/Ethics

Should a rapist get Viagra or a robber get a cataracts op?

Tom Douglas

Idea/Medical Ethics

White coats and mild manners: how to style a good doctor

Jessica Baron

Essay/Bioethics

Which lives matter most?

Thinking about children who are not yet born confronts us with the question of our ethical obligations to future people

Dominic Wilkinson & Keyur Doolabh

Essay/Medical Ethics

Intersex rights

Children born with in-between sex development are subject to surgeries that many believe violate their human rights

Alice Dreger

Idea/Medical Ethics

You might be in a medical experiment and not even know it

Alice Dreger

Idea/Health Policy & Economics

Empathy is an overrated skill when dispensing medical care

Karin Jongsma & Verena Klar

Essay/Bioethics

Visiting your leg

From morbid anatomy museums to modern consent forms, medicine wants ever more control over your body – and its parts

Alice Dreger

Essay/Death

The be all and end all

Being with someone in death entails more than just physical wellbeing. Can end-of-life care make space for spirituality?

Christopher Harding

Idea/Neuroscience

Remote control of the brain is coming: how will we use it?

Catriona Houston

Idea/Social Psychology

How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

Jonathan R Goodman

Idea/Wellbeing

Doctors have become less empathetic, but is it their fault?

David Scales

Idea/Old Age & Death

How ‘Dr Death’ single-handedly fought for the right to die

Michael DeCesare

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Video/Medical Ethics

What it’s like to stand by your daughter in her choice to die

18 minutes

Idea/Medicine

How DIY medical testing could save your life

Lori Miller Kase

Idea/Ethics

What should geneticists do when they find out family secrets?

Amulya Mandava & Joseph Millum

Essay/Medical Ethics

In praise of defiance

Labelling someone crazy and difficult is a way to resist justice and change – and psychiatrists are complicit

Carrie Arnold

Idea/Mind & Body

Bad thoughts can’t make you sick, that’s just magical thinking

Angela Kennedy

Video/Wellbeing

Juniper was born dangerously premature. What was it that made her keep going?

6 minutes

Video/Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

Have mental health diagnoses lost sight of the human beings they seek to treat?

3 minutes

Essay/Bioethics

Dead enough

To honour donors, we should harvest organs that have the best chance of helping others – before, not after, death

Walter Glannon

Essay/Bioethics

Boys and girls alike

An un-consenting child, an unnecessary, invasive surgery: is there any moral difference between male and female circumcision?

Brian D Earp

Essay/Knowledge

Framed by forensics

Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?

Douglas Starr

Essay/Health Policy & Economics

Risky medicine

Misunderstanding risk factors has led to massive overtreatment of diseases people don’t have and probably never will

Jeff Wheelwright

Essay/Medical Ethics

The psychology of torture

The Milgram experiments showed that anybody could be capable of torture when obeying an authority. Are they still valid?

Malcolm Harris

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Video/Self-Improvement

When cancer takes up residence in her body, Kim responds with creativity

3 minutes

Essay/Health Policy & Economics

Do some harm

Traditional Chinese medicine is an odd, dangerous mix of sense and nonsense. Can it survive in modern China?

James Palmer