Dr. Daniel Buchman is a Bioethicist and Independent Scientist in the Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute at CAMH. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, a member of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and an Affiliate Scientist in the Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network. You can follow him on Twitter here and learn more about his work here.
Daniel shares his journey to becoming a bioethicist. He discusses the issues with focusing on brain imaging to understand substance use, and the stigma experienced by people who use substances. He also talks about the need to believe people, and really listen, and the epistemic injustice of who is wronged in their capacity as a knower. Daniel also reminds us of this great song by Leonard Cohen and how there is beauty in imperfection.
Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs program. Original music and podcast produced by Jupiter Productions, who have various production services available to support your podcast needs.