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Doing Good? - Joel Frader

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When: Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor/Searle Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

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

Cost: FREE

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic


The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics


A Montgomery Lecture


Joel Frader, MD, MA
Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Feinberg School of Medicine
Pediatric Palliative Care Physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Doing Good?

A few international PHARMA-sponsored “charitable access programs” provide free treatment for rare diseases for patients in the developing world.  Generally speaking, this treatment costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per patient per year in the industrialized world.  As the (volunteer) ethicist for the largest of these programs (over 225 current patients receiving treatment around the globe), I struggle with moral justifications for what we are doing.  This session will describe the program and the associated ethical issues.


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