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Dr. Patricia (Tia) Powell

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The Christian Science Monitor interviews Tia Powell, M.D., about the ethics and policies around the dying with dignity movement in light of Brittany Maynard’s decision to end her life due to terminal brain cancer. Dr. Powell notes that better and more universal access to palliative care is necessary before any new policies are made so as to ensure more vulnerable populations, such as minorities and lower-income families, do not choose assisted death due to financial concerns. Dr. Powell is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics program.

(Wednesday, November 05, 2014)

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BBC’s Newshour interviews Tia Powell, M.D., on the ethics of using experimental drug treatments in light of the current Ebola outbreak. Dr. Powell notes that weighing the risks versus benefits of unproven drugs is a complex and time intensive process. She maintains that in order to contain the current crisis, the focus should be on proven public health safety measures, including quarantine and supportive care. Dr. Powell is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics program. (Audio begins at 38:45)

(Monday, August 11, 2014)

 

U.S. News & World Report (via HealthDay) interviews bioethicist Tia Powell, M.D., about a new study that found advanced directives, also known as living wills, are very important in shaping the care that's provided to patients and reduces the cost of end-of-life care, which accounted for more than one-quarter of total Medicare spending last year. Dr. Powell is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and the Einstein-Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics program. (Sunday, October 02, 2011)

 

ABC News interviews Tia Powell, M.D., about concerns that H1N1 could strain intensive-care unit resources this winter. A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the strain is already being felt at intensive-care units in Canada and Mexico. Dr. Powell is director of the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics. (Wednesday, October 14, 2009)

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