The Impact of Healthcare Law and Ethics on the Incarcerated Individual

March 23, 2023 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Gregory J. Dober, MA
Faculty member, Consortium Ethics Program of the Center for Bioethics & Health Law
Co-author, Against Their Will: The Secret History of Medical Experimentation on Children in Cold War America

Abstract: In 2020, an estimated one in one hundred adults in the United States was incarcerated. For healthcare workers, there are misconceptions, misunderstandings, or gaps in knowledge regarding the rights of carceral patients. This presentation identifies ethical, legal and policy responsibilities related to providing healthcare services to those incarcerated. Additionally, demographic data are presented to dispel misconceptions related to the carceral population in the United States. Participants should gain an understanding of the ethical and legal standards for healthcare delivery to individuals in the custody of the penal system to help ensure their medical rights are not waived.

The David F. Kelly Bioethics Lecture is sponsored by The Center for Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University

Location and Address

Room 613, The Union, Duquesne University