Medical ethicist addresses cutting-edge medical treatments

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Leonard Fleck PhD

What ethical dilemmas arise when physicians are faced with extremely expensive health technology options and patients or payor systems with limited resources? How do physicians respond to their responsibilities toward patients as well as to society?

Medical ethicist Leonard Fleck PhD of Michigan State University addresses these and other issues surrounding cutting-edge medical treatments at 12:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Kettering Univeristy’s Campus Center, Room, 5-200, 1700 University Avenue, Flint, MI 48503.

The event is free and open to the public; however, please register at http://humanmedicine.msu.edu/yourhealthlectures.htm or 616-234-2667.

The talk is part of the Your Health Lecture Series and is sponsored by Hurley Medical Center, Kettering University, and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

The speaker, Fleck, is professor of philosophy and medical ethics at MSU CHM’s Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences. His research focuses on medical ethics, health care policy, reproductive decision-making, priority-setting and rationing. He also explores the role of community dialogue in addressing controversial issues of ethics and public policy related to emerging genetic technologies.

A downloadable flyer is available here.