HOST: Today ideastream's health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble talks with Dr. Barron Lerner about his latest book, "The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics." Lerner grew up in Cleveland and is now a physician and bioethicist at NYU's school of medicine. His father was the well-known Cleveland infectious disease specialist Dr. Phillip Lerner, who spent most of his career at Mt. Sinai before succumbing to Parkinson's disease at the age of 80. Later in his career, Phillip Lerner became a practicing advocate around end of life care issues.
In his new book, Barron Lerner reflects on his father's approach to these issues. He begins his conversation by talking about an incident in which his father prevented other doctors from resuscitating a patient.