A Doctor Thinking about Inequality and Rationing of Care
Annual Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture in Bioethics
Hosted by Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Center for Population-Level Bioethics, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association, this year’s Mates David and Hinna Stahl Memorial Lecture is titled “A Doctor Thinking about Inequality and Rationing of Care.” In medicine, “rationing of care” means that some patients will not be offered, or will be denied, care that could potentially benefit them. In this lecture, Ole Norheim, who has been a physician and ethicist in Norway and Ethiopia, will reflect on his experiences of resource scarcity and inequality and the consequences for patients and the health care system. He will argue that systematic priority setting based on shared ethical values can reduce unfair health care rationing.
The lecture will include reflections on policy guidance developed for Ethiopia, Norway, and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Participants will receive 1 CME credit; details during event.