Michigan Ethics Economy Initiative Podcast Series



The A2Ethics.org Michigan Ethics Economy podcasts are a series of conversations with people living in Michigan working in ethics-related professions.


  • Engaging the Public for the Public's Health: The Center for Law, Ethics and Health

    24/08/2012 Duración: 01h02s

    One of the first resources A2Ethics offered on our website was a map showing permanent ethics initiatives distinguishing our state. Notably unique among them in our view was--and still remains--The Center for Law, Ethics and Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The Center was founded in 2005 and is directed by Peter Jacobson, Professor of Health Law and Policy.

  • The Ethics of Regulation: The Local Health Care IRB

    31/07/2012 Duración: 01h11min

    Before A2Ethics talked with Darlene Wahlberg, an IRB administrator for St. Joseph Mercy Health Care System, we had to get her informed consent. We thought it meant getting her to talk with us about her responsibility for managing and documenting the work of one of St. Joseph Mercy's Institutional Review Boards. Institutional Review Boards, more commonly known as IRBs, have been part of the structure of health care and foundations of medical ethics for forty years.

  • The Pediatric Bioethicist Who Builds Trust: Dr. Kathryn Moseley

    31/08/2011 Duración: 01h05min

    Public awareness of pediatric bioethics dilemmas is often limited to media reports dramatizing conflicts over the rights of families and doctors in determining the circumstances for performing highly experimental surgeries or limiting life-saving treatments to seriously ill newborns, today remembered as educational case studies or lawsuit names--from Baby Fae to Baby K. 

  • The Doctor Is In: To CHAT

    26/04/2011 Duración: 01h06min

    Perhaps you have had a discussion with friends about the best attributes you want in your own doctor.At A2Ethics.org, we have recently had such a chat (More on an entirely different kind of chat in a moment). One quality we decided is truly essential: the doctor who listens, not only to our hearts and lungs, but who actually listens to what we say and hears us out. In other words, we want our doctor to give us a fair amount of time. We don’t need all day. Just enough to get our concerns circulated and aired in a fair-minded and nonjudgmental manner.  

  • In the Shoes of a Hospital Research Subject

    31/03/2011 Duración: 01h01min

    Imagine meeting each month with a small group of doctors, nurses and a few fellow residents of your community at a local hospital. No, you are not organizing the gala benefit that annually raises funds for the hospital. Nor are you talking over your monthly assignment as a member of  the hospital's auxiliary and volunteer corps. 

  • The Public Life of the University of Michigan's Center for Ethics (in Public Life)

    15/07/2010 Duración: 01h20s

    Higher education institutions, and the eclectic ethics centers attached to them, are central to the nurturing and growth of a flourishing ethics economy.  A2Ethics.org has identified this economy as one where people take career pathways that involve working with ethics ideas, and whose professions and livelihoods are ethics-related.  We have been documenting this economy whenever we get a chance to talk with people helping to build this ethics economy.

  • A Business School Leader's Dilemma: Making Ethics Education Worth The Price

    20/04/2010 Duración: 57min

    Our Michigan Ethics Economy Initiative took us recently to Eastern Michigan University's College of Business to talk with Dean David Mielke.