Benjamin Rabinowitz Workshop in Medical Ethics: “The Sickness of Society – What Kind of Equality Matters for Health?”

Sickness of Society poster, designed by Sam Sumpter

Join us on Friday, April 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the HUB 250 for the Benjamin Rabinowitz Workshop in Medical Ethics: “The Sickness of Society – What Kind of Equality Matters for Health?”

Download the full Workshop Schedule (PDF).

This interdisciplinary and international one-day workshop aims to assess which kinds of equalities are significant for public health policies and health care systems. 
Speakers:

Erika Blacksher (Bioethics & Humanities, University of Washington)

Carina Fourie (Philosophy, University of Washington)

Hedwig (Hedy) Lee (Sociology, University of Washington)

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Political Science, Aarhus University, via video-conference)

Kristin Voigt (Philosophy; Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University)

Participation is free but space is limited. Register at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ponvins/290829

Sponsored by: Department of Philosophy, Program on Values in Society, and the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment for Medical Ethics

Organized by: Carina Fourie, Benjamin Rabinowitz Assistant Professor in Medical Ethics 

Schedule:

8.30-9.00:
Check-in with coffee & snacks
9.00-9.15:
Introduction & welcome
9.15-10.25:
Erika Blacksher, Bioethics & Humanities, University of Washington (UW):
Rethinking responsibility for health: A social connection model
Chair: Danae Dotolo, School of Social Work, UW
10.35-11.45:
Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (via video-conference), Political Science, Aarhus University:
Discrimination in health: Do relational and distributive egalitarianism have conflicting implications?
Chair: Blake Hereth, Philosophy, UW
11.45-12.45:
Lunch Break
12.45-1.55:
Carina Fourie, Philosophy, UW:
Gender, status and the steepness of the social gradients in health
Chair: Paul Tubig, Philosophy, UW
2.05-3.15:
Michael H. Esposito, Sociology, UW & Hedy Lee, Sociology, UW:
The consequences of contact with the criminal justice system for health in the transition to adulthood
Chair: Marie Neumann, Sociology, UW
3.25-4.35:
Kristin Voigt, Philosophy; Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University:
Relational equality and the expressive dimension of public health policy
Chair: Sara Goering, Philosophy, UW
4.35-5.00:
Wrap-up & final discussion: Speakers & audience