Dying in a Democracy: Ethics, Economics, Politics and Policy
A Medical Bioethics Symposium on March 11-13, 2013 at
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
As the title of the symposium suggests, there are many facets to consider when struggling with ethical decision making in medical bioethics. The symposium has been structured such that participants will be exposed to many ethical issues that patients, their families and their medical caregivers face in our present health care system. How are life and death decisions made? What are the criteria? What about the economics of these decisions? How does the political climate affect decision making? How will changes in the health care system affect the way we either live or die in a democracy?
March 11-13, 2013
Dr. Robert Veatch, Ph.D., Georgetown University
Dr. Art Caplan, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Medical Ethics, Langone Medical Center
Kelley Benham, Enterprise Editor at the Tampa Bay Times
Dr. Gary Wright, D.O., Ethicist and Surgeon at St. Vincent's Hospital
Dr. Ben Rich, Ph.D., J.D., University of California, Davis
Implementing the Affordable Care Act at the state level: Who allocates the resources for life?