The ethical implications of the growing commercialization of health care is rapidly becoming a significant controversy. “Those favoring the trend toward health care for profit claim that an increased role for entrepreneurs and competition in the delivery of health care will result in a more efficient and effective health care system. For others, the pursuit of profit is antithetical to the values central to medicine.” (Claire Andre, Manuel Velasquez, “A healthy Bottom Line: Profits or People?” Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, November 16, 2015)
In this Happy Hour Dr. Carl Middleton, Theologian/Ethicist, COO and Senior Vice President for Ethics at the American College of Healthcare Trustees will examine the ethical implications of balancing mission with margin or profits and making health care more accessible and affordable for the common good of society. There is an ethical concern that the over focus on profit could have adverse consequences on community benefit and addressing social determinants in healthcare. Please come and join us for this dynamic conversation and stimulating discussion.
Read the full article by Claire Andre and Manuel Velasquez in preparation for advanced ethics happy hour: (Claire Andre, Manuel Velasquez, “A healthy Bottom Line: Profits or People?” Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, November 16, 2015)
You can read the article online at: A Healthy Bottom Line: Profits or People? - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (scu.edu)