35 minutes | May 12, 2021

First, Do No Harm

As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, there is an ongoing discussion in some parts of the world about the relative risks associated with various vaccines. In this podcast, we delve into the principle of 'first, do no harm' - primum non nocere. We discuss this principle, its limitations and how we might determine if the cure is, in fact, worse than the disease. We also examine some of the consequences of medical errors on societal trust and perceptions of competency and credibility. A few things we mentioned in this podcast: - AstraZeneca: Thailand delays vaccine rollout over blood clot fears https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56369550 - 10 Medical Errors That Changed the Standard of Care https://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/med-errors - The Ten Worst Drug Recalls In The History Of The FDA https://247wallst.com/investing/2010/12/10/the-ten-worst-drug-recalls-in-the-history-of-the-fda/ - ‘Causing Death and Saving Lives’ by Jonathan Glover https://www.amazon.co.uk/Causing-Death-Saving-Lives-death/dp/0140134794 - The Acts and Omissions Doctrine https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/doing-allowing/ For more information on Aleph Insights visit our website https://alephinsights.com or to get in touch about our podcast email podcast@alephinsights.com
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