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Social Justice and Health Care: Some Philosophical Considerations

November 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
K-207 (2-6408), URMC

William FitzPatrick, PhD
University of Rochester
Gideon Webster Burbank Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy


Third in Series: Repeal, Retain, or Reform: Perspectives on American Health Policy and Politics

The presentation will frame the debate about health care reform within the broader philosophical, moral debate about social justice. What makes for a morally decent, just society, in terms of its basic structure of social, political, legal and economic institutions? What
implications does this have for understanding the proper aim of the health care system, and what constraints does this place on health care reform if it is to be morally defensible? A moral argument for a universal right to affordable health care will be considered.

Pizza will be served.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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