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A Physician’s Duty to Treat: Rethinking Medical Ethics in Carceral Spaces

March 10th @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Prison cell bars - black and white. Red text "Medical Justice and the Carceral State"

Please join us on Thursday, March 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET for “A Physician’s Duty to Treat: Rethinking Medical Ethics in Carceral Spaces.”

Incarcerated people in the U.S. suffer disproportionately from chronic health conditions, their acute medical needs often go unmet, and the carceral health care system that serves them is set up to fail by a lack of resources and infrastructure. The pandemic has only magnified the health crisis that is the norm in the U.S. prison system.

This event is the second of the four-part series, “Medical Justice and the Carceral State,” which aims to encourage collaboration between health and legal experts, raise awareness about health care disenfranchisement in carceral settings, and showcase the material change that is possible through public interest law and medical partnerships. In this second panel discussion, the conversation will cover legal remedies for those experiencing health concerns in carceral settings, the need for expert medical witness testimony, and introduce the obligation that health care providers have to provide care beyond the bedside.


Date: March 10th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Lectures / Seminars / Forums