BrainWaves #124 Ethics of urine toxicology screening
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MedLink Neurology Podcast
BrainWaves #124 Ethics of urine toxicology screening
Mar 21, 2024 Season 1 Episode 124
MedLink Neurology

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.


Originally released: November 8, 2018


A patient comes into the emergency department. They've got a headache. You get some basic labs, a chest x-ray, and a CT scan. And then you get a drug screen. But does this information even help you? And could it hurt the patient?


This week on the BrainWaves podcast, Dr. Emily Rosenthal shares her experience with Dr. Kelley Humbert on the ethics of toxicology "screening" and how she manages patients with a substance use disorder.


Produced by Emily Rosenthal, Kelley Humbert, and Jim Siegler. Music by Montplaisir, Lee Rosevere, and Kevin McLeod. Sound effects by Mike Koenig, Daniel Simion. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast.




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