One of the major challenges associated with deciding where to place boundary lines between what should be offered in a health care system and what should not is deciding what to use as a metric or marker to distinguish one from the other. In this talk I will discuss how this could be accomplished in an ethically justifiable manner that potentially solves what I have called the “cutoff problem.”
Philip M. Rosoff, MD, MA is professor of pediatrics and medicine and a faculty member of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine in the School of Medicine. In addition, he chairs Duke Hospital's Ethics Committee. Dr. Rosoff has had a long-standing interest in the intersection between clinical ethics and healthcare policy, especially in the setting of scarce resources. His most recent book, Drawing the Line: Healthcare Rationing and the Cutoff Problem, has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Humanities in Medicine Lecture
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Hospital Lecture Hall 2002
Philip M. Rosoff, MD, MA, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Lunch provided at NOON - Talk begins at 12:10pm