Equal health care for all: A philosopher’s answer to a political question
Wharton’s Robert Hughes discusses his research paper titled, “Egalitarian Provision of Necessary Medical Treatment,” comparing health care systems in the U.K., Canada, and Australia.
The fight for global health equity
In her book, “Global Health Justice and Governance,” Jennifer Prah Ruger of the School of Social Policy & Practice advocates “human flourishing” as a target for global health equity.
Without metrics, how do you rate drug treatment facilities?
With no national standard to measure drug treatment facilities, new research reveals opportunities to learn from patients to help create metrics.
As a nursing innovator, Therese Richmond thinks beyond hospital walls
During a four-decade career, Penn Nursing’s associate dean for research and innovation has tackled topics like gun violence by accounting for her patients’ environment in their long-term recovery.
Pairing science with ethics to save lives
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Jonathan Moreno discussed their new book “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die” at a Free Library of Philadelphia book talk Monday.
Gutmann and Moreno talk bioethics, health care in new book
The University’s president, a political philosopher, teamed up with a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor to write “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die.”
Gutmann, Moreno op-ed details ‘ethical mess’ of health care system
“Surely our fellow Americans with life-threatening diseases of all sorts are also worth saving,” they write.
Why are U.S. hospitals closing?
Wharton’s Lawton Burns discusses the closure of Philadelphia’s Hahnemann University Hospital and the trend of medical facilities shuttering nationwide.
The ACA battle is heating up
The Affordable Care Act is once again under threat, along with health insurance coverage for at least 20 million Americans, as a federal appeals court weighs on its constitutionality.
Toxins from the tap
In Pennsylvania and hundreds of other locations around the country, manmade chemicals known as PFAS have been found in drinking water. Howard Neukrug discusses the potential harm, how local and federal agencies are responding, and the many related questions that remain unanswered.
In the News
Despite Push for a Universal Flu Vaccine, the ‘Holy Grail’ Stays Out of Reach
Scott Hensley of the Perelman School of Medicine reacts to news that Massachusetts Senator Edward Markey has introduced a $1 billion bill to fund the search for a universal flu vaccine.
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Make America Healthy Again: Rethinking the Federal Budget to Improve Our Health
HUP physician James D. Park proposed that U.S. lawmakers would be wise to expand and support social programs in order to achieve better health outcomes for low-income individuals.
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