Social Policies & Health Care: Lessons from the Nordic Welfare Model

What role do social policies have on health outcomes? A special event with Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland.
President Tarja Halonen

Speaker: President Tarja Halonen

What role do social policies have on health outcomes? Can a population’s health be improved by more generous social policies? Should this be a major ethical concern?

This special event with Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland (2000-2012), explored the extent that welfare state policies can affect health. Renowned bioethicist Norman Daniels together with Professor Jason Beckfield and Professor Mary Ruggie joined the discussion to explore whether social policies, including universal health care, should be considered an essential right in modern society.