Becky Brown

Wednesday, January 15 2020 at 7:30PM

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Becky Brown

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It has been argued that many medical treatments available to patients are either ineffective or do more harm than good, and that we systematically overestimate how beneficial medical treatments are likely to be. This results from a number of factors, from medical research practices to media reporting. Given this, what should patients (i.e. all of us, at one time or another) make of this when making medical decisions?

Becky Brown is a philosopher and ethicist at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. She mostly does research on topics in public health, including the ethics of paying people to be healthy and whether it’s ever acceptable to hold people responsible for being ill.

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