Type: Public event

Human Rights and Medical Care in Times of Emergency

Lecture and Book Signing


Sheri Fink, Author & Correspondent at New York Times

Date & Time

Oct 23, 2017, 5:00-7:30 pm EDT


Museum Apse, UMMA
525 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

If access to healthcare is a human right, what happens when disasters, pandemics and armed conflict limit the care that can be provided? Who decides which patients are prioritized, and how are those decisions made? What kind of care should be given to patients nearing the end-of-life when caregivers are overwhelmed with urgent conditions? While vast inequities already exist in healthcare systems, emergencies often bring them into focus and can perpetuate them.

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