High-stakes ethics decisions are common in health care. What should you do? Each month, the AMA Journal of Ethics’ podcast, Ethics Talk, features interviews with influential experts and leaders on a wide range of cultural, historical, legal, and social topics in health care ethics. We sort through interesting, important, and difficult questions, talk about how to weigh competing values, and offer strategies for navigating real world tough cases.

The Case for Thinking of Violence as a Contagion: An Interview with Dr. Gary Slutkin - January 2018

January 1, 201811 min
Is violence a problem for criminal justice enforcement to handle, or is it a health problem to be addressed by clinicians and other health care professionals? This month on Ethics Talk, we feature a special interview with Dr. Gary Slutkin, the author of an article in the January issue about how the health sector can help reduce violence by treating it as a contagion, about what it means to think about violence as an epidemic, and how this frame might transform the way our society responds to violence.