Dr. Richard Payne, M.D., mp3 audio

Bioethics and the Underserved: Culture, Values, and Justice

St. Joseph Medical Center
1000 Carondelet Drive,
Kansas City, Missouri
July 26, 2011

There is much in contemporary health care that is ripe for transformation, including bioethics.

Standard bioethics codified in the ethical principles of "autonomy, beneficence, non-malfeasance, and justice" needs to be challenged as too limiting a framework for analyzing and responding to ethical and moral issues raised by the problems of inadequate health care for many.

In this lecture, Dr. Richard Payne, M.D., discusses how medical professionals might consider a wider perspective of bioethics that encompasses cultural narratives and perspectives that should enhance richer and more robust dimensions of ethical decision making.