Central Line Episode 60: Inside the Monitor – Ethics in Challenging Times
Dr. Adam Striker welcomes Dr. James West, Chair of ASA’s Committee on Ethics and guest editor of the ASA Monitor’s February special section on Ethics in Challenging Times. Listen in as they discuss ASA’s Guidelines for the Ethical Practice of Anesthesiology and consider the ethics of Do Not Resuscitate orders, vaccine mandates, perioperative consent for high-risk patients, and more. Recorded January 2022.
James West, MD, MA, is the Director of Transplant Anesthesiology at Methodist-LeBonheur Healthcare in Memphis. Dr. West serves as Chair of the ASA Committee on Ethics. He formerly served as Chair of the ASA Committee on Governance Effectiveness and Efficiency and was an ASA Board of Directors Member from 1998 until 2018. Dr. West earned an MA in bioethics from Medical College of Wisconsin.
Adam Striker, MD, FASA
Adam Striker, MD, FASA, is currently Chair of the ASA Committee on Communications, and is the series editor for ASA’s Central Line podcast series. He is an Associate Professor and serves as staff anesthesiologist in the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at Kentucky Children’s Hospital as part of the Joint Congenital Heart Care Program. He received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Purdue University and his medical degree from Indiana University. He completed his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Northwestern University.