Crowdfunding Medical Care: Identifying ethical implications
Wednesday, April 5
Crowdfunding for medical care — seeking financial contributions from a large number of donors, often via social networks, to pay medical expenses — is growing in popularity in bith the U.S. and Canada. While the practice can have tangible benefits for some patients, it also raises challenging ethical and equity questions at the social level and for individual donors and campaigners. In this lecture, Professor Valorie Crooks will examine some of these questions, identify important directions for ethics-focused research, and discuss what we know about the medical expenses people are seeking to have covered.