Primetime Bioethics

Bioethicists delve into some fascinating questions about some of the most difficult choices involved in medicine, wrestling with crucibles about the when to treat and when not to, the limits of human life, human potential, the quality of life, and even what it means to be human.

These intriguing questions are the bioethicist's daily grind. But just because the questions can be intriguing does not mean the lives of bioethicists are all that exciting. Certainly a life spent writing reports, plotting charts, and skimming law journals would not make for good television.

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