Public lecture: "Money and Medicine" - Film Screening and Panel Discussion(More about event)
With remarkable candor and poignancy, "Money and Medicine" captures the painful end-of-life treatment choices made by patients and their families, ranging from very aggressive interventions in the ICU to palliative care at home. The film also investigates the controversy surrounding diagnostic testing and screening as well as the shocking treatment variations among patients receiving a variety of elective procedures. Just as the national debate over health care cost containment and deficit reduction heats up, these intimate patient portraits put a human face on the crisis facing American medicine.
A panel discussion following the screening will feature the film's producer, director and writer Roger Weisberg, and Uwe Reinhardt and Tsung-Mei Cheng. Following the event there will be a public reception.
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Date/Time: 10/02/12 at 4:30 pm - 10/02/12 at 6:00 pm
Department: Center for Health and Wellbeing