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Medical College of Wisconsin—LUNCH LECTURE: “Is Healthcare a Right?”

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


All are welcome to join us for this lunch lecture—the first in a 2-part discussion both occurring on 1/17/18, one at lunch, and one at dinner.

We will consider two different viewpoints surrounding the topic “Is Healthcare a Right?”—a crucial consideration in the argument for and against universal healthcare.

Is healthcare a right


Our lunch talk will be held by Dr. Fabrice Jotterand, a Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Professor of Bioethics, and will be entitled “Keeping the Debate on a Moral Ground: Why Health Care is not a Right.”

We will also be hosting a dinner talk (separate RSVP requested) with our very own Dr. Beth Haynes, Medical Director of the Benjamin Rush Institute, and will be entitled “Are rights relevant to healthcare? An inquiry.” Both talks will have plenty of time for Q&A as we hope to actively engage this topic.

Please RSVP for both or either event to ensure enough refreshments for all.

POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Fifty-six students and faculty attended this lecture. This was an exciting, fun, and informative day. Our BRI-MCW chapter put on two events on 1/17/18. Both revolved around the question: “Is healthcare a right?” This lunch talk with Dr. Jotterand, a PhD bioethicist from Switzerland, was the first of the two events. He argued that it is difficult to say that healthcare is a right, but argued that on a moral ground we should determine that it is a social obligation for us to provide it to those around us.

This event went very smoothly, it was incredible that Dr. Haynes came to the lunch talk and was able to converse with Dr. Jotterand. In return, he came to her dinner talk and they were able to converse more.” ~Benjamin Stultz, BRI-MCW officer


January 17, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Joshua DeJong
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Medical College of Wisconsin, HRC Auditorium
8701 W Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226 United States
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