New app encourages medical professionals to look at fine art and examine questions of empathy and observation

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After a motorcycle accident that almost took off his foot, Johns Hopkins bioethicist Travis Rieder became dependent on the pain medication he had been prescribed. Though he managed to wean himself off the drugs, the experience prompted him to write “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids.”

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Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful death?

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After an accident and the surgeries that followed, Travis Rieder became addicted to pain medications. Rieder is the director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and he joins Courtney Collins to talk about the agonizing process of weaning himself off the drugs

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It’s tempting to put these all-important conversations off but the consequences can be dire

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Dr Yasser Awaad ordered tests on hundreds of Detroit-area children and intentionally misread the results, telling them they had epilepsy or some other seizure disorder, say a plaintiff’s lawyers. The diagnoses disrupted their lives, forcing them to take medicines they didn’t need and to undergo further tests during repeat visits

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Secret recordings captured physicians’ concerns that more children seemed to fare poorly after heart surgery. Their hospital kept doing the operations

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Caira Conner writes, “I’ve had three different mysterious chronic illnesses. Each time, the struggle to figure out what was wrong drove me further down the online rabbit hole.”

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