First, Do No Harm

September 21, 2017

Marshaling Clinician Leadership to Counter the Opioid Epidemic | A Special Publication from the National Academy of Medicine

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Our Travis Rieder writes, “Our radical medical advancements have allowed us to intervene in the life of a human before it makes sense to say that such an intervention “saves” someone; rather, what the physician does in resuscitating and treating an extremely preterm infant is to take over creating it. This matters, I argue, because “rescues” are much more morally urgent than “creations.””

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Birth Control for Earth?

July 30, 2017

Should we have children in times of overpopulation and climate change? Our Travis Rieder debates with a panel at Brain Bar Budapest. Watch now

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Future generations risk inheriting an overcrowded, suffocating planet. Taking action may mean what was taboo is now common sense. For Travis Rieder, a bioethicist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the answer is reducing birth rates – and not in the places you might expect

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Here, two philosophers, Travis Rieder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Rebecca Kukla of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown, discuss the morality of deciding to have children in a world threatened by environmental degradation and the fraught ethics of encouraging people to opt for smaller families

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Our Travis Rieder joins The Climate Changer Podcast to discuss the moral dilemma of whether to have children in a resource-constrained, climate changing world

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Listen now as our Travis Rieder joins the APA’s Medical Mind podcast to describe his experience of opioid withdrawal after a serious accident and outline a bioethical framework for opioid prescribing

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