Northwestern University

Fri 8:00 AM

Ethical Challenges in Caring for Immigrant Children - Lurie Children's Annual Ethics Retreat

When: Friday, September 1, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, TBA, 225 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Sponsored by Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Ethics Advisory Board

Ethical Challenges in Caring for Immigrant Children
Annual Ethics Retreat

September 1, 2017 8am – 12pm


Anyone who participates in the care of immigrant and undocumented children or who is interested in discussing ethical and practical issues pertaining to health equity for this vulnerable population. This extends to those within the Northwestern community.


8-9am: Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds Keynote
“Treating Fear: How Physicians Can Support their Undocumented Patients”
Dr. Mark Kuczewski, PhD and Johana Mejias-Beck

9:15-10:45am: Multidisciplinary Panel Presentation
“Ethical Issues in Caring for Immigrant Children”

10:45-11:30am: Case Discussion and Q&A with panelists

1200-1300 Special Session for Pediatric Residents


Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, is the Fr. Michael I. English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics. He is also the director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Mark is a dedicated bioethics educator, known for having created two of the major online graduate programs in bioethics. He has particular interest in the bioethical issues related to the recent wave of immigration to the United States. He has been an articulate spokesperson for the just and equitable treatment of immigrant patients. His writings argue for a prohibition on forced medical repatriation and the severing of any relationship between health insurance and immigration status. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Undocumented Patients project of the Hastings Center and has recently served as the project manager to revise the admissions policy of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine to include Dreamers. This has resulted in Stritch becoming the first medical school in the nation to welcome applications from Dreamers of DACA status. For this work, Mark has received the Moral Courage Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from Faith in Public Life, the Transformative Education Award from Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Special Recognition (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, the Carmen Velasquez Warrior Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from Alivio Medical Center, and the Policy Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group.


Uzoamaka Emeka Nzelibe
Itadel Shalabi
Karen Susan Haverkamp
Rebecca Ford-Paz
Dr. Mark Kuczewski
Johana Mejias-BeckRebecca Boudos, LCSW

This event is not presented by the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. We are sharing it here with permission.

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