KCRW's Second Opinion
By Michael Wilkes, KCRW
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An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them. Dr. Michael Wilkes is a Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Medical Education at UC Davis. He takes on the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries and raises the issues that people face head-on when making medical decisions.
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||An African Problem That Should Worry Us All||Do we have an obligation to stand up even when not asked?||2/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
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||National Volunteer Day||Could it happen here?||1/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Morning Rounds||Zebras in Medicine||1/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
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||A Roadside Accident in Rwanda||What is a physician's duty?||1/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Small Problem with a Large Impact||One reason women drop out of school...||1/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Neurology without Scans||An advantage of seniority...||12/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Creative Options in Rwanda||Clever solutions with few resources...||12/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||A New Model of Funding Healthcare in Africa||Beating the nonprofits at their own game...||12/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rwanda||Some remarkable progress...||12/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
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||Conscientious Objectors||Can doctors select what care they will offer?||11/22/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Do We Really Need More Medical Doctors?||It is time for task shifting...||11/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||When Is a Favor More than Just a Favor?||The ethics of being compassionate...||11/9/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Secretly Taping a Conversation||There are benefits from recordings but not to secrecy.||11/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Permission for Sensitive Exams||But, we need medical student to get practice...||10/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Another Reason that American Medical Care Is So Expensive||CEO Salaries||10/18/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||More is Less||Doing nothing can often have important benefits.||10/13/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Many Beds in the Hospital Room?||Do you want a private room?||10/4/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Futile Care in the ICU||How common is it?||9/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cutting the Duration of Medical School||Reducing cost and improving quality.||9/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
It's beneficial to all of us when we get impartial information like that offered by Dr. Wilkes. Information we ALL need to know.
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I appreciate Dr. Wilkes not shying from the more controversial medical subjects. I wish my own medical professionals had that freedom......but malpractice fears surely keep them silent.