Perspectives

The Ethics of Medically Unnecessary Care


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“Why do patients with strong convictions about stopping aggressive care when a cure is no longer possible sometimes then agree to pursue it when it is suggested by their physicians?” asks Dr. Lori Roscoe, a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Florida. On this episode of Defining Moments, Dr. Roscoe explores the ethical dilemmas surrounding medically unnecessary care from plastic surgery to aggressive treatment at the end-of-life.

You can read two of Dr. Roscoe’s recently published articles in Health Communication here and here:

Her latest co-book (with Dr. David Schenck) published by Springer is available at a 20% discounted rate with the code bAR5MHyHqm55qyX