A Path Forward

February 2, 2017

Listen Now: Prescription opioid drugs are useful and humane for those in extreme pain, but they are associated with predictable dependency and withdrawal issues, so physicians who prescribe them need to consider how to stop these drugs as well as start them. That’s one assertion made by Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins and author of a recent essay in Health Affairs

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Listen Now: Our Travis Rieder joins host, Sheilah Kast to discuss his travails with prescription opioid use and withdrawal, and implications for ways in which doctors ought to respond to the problem

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Our Travis Rieder discusses challenges with our healthcare system and prescription opioids based on his personal experiences

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Doctors Must Do More

January 10, 2017

After his harrowing opioid experience, Hopkins bioethicist Travis Rieder says doctors must do more to help patients through withdrawal

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Dear Mr. Trump

November 28, 2016

Climate Policy Puts Lives in Your Hands. Travis Rieder on Mr. Trump’s moral responsibility to pursue environmental policies that limit human suffering and death

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Listen as our Travis Rieder joins Dave Gardner, host of the Overpopulation Podcast, to discuss “the ethics of having children on an overpopulated, climate-disrupted planet

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According to our guest bioethicist, Travis Rieder, having less children is a move to consider as we look to the future of our planet. Join us this hour as we explore how overpopulation and climate change have intersected with the morality of having kids

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The alternative? “Give up your toys.” Our Travis Rieder speaks with Bloomberg’s Eric Roston about his work towards a small family ethic

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