When Populations Become the Patient: A New Ethic for Health Care

Developments in health care call on us to serve not only the individual patient, but also patient populations.

Improving population health and creating healthier communities carry significant professional and organizational challenges. How might we think about the ethical conflicts between individual patient care and population health? What is the potential role of the individual provider and the organization? This presentation will include suggestions on how individuals and organizations can best contribute to this changing landscape.

About the Presenter


Michael Rozier, SJ, MPH, MDiv
Father Rozier is a Jesuit priest and a doctoral student in health management and policy at the University of Michigan. He has earned graduate degrees in philosophy from the University of Toronto, in international health from Johns Hopkins University, and in moral theology from Boston College. He was an ethics fellow with the World Health Organization in Geneva and has directed public health research projects in the Dominican Republic, Peru and El Salvador. 

His current research projects include understanding the role of community groups in community benefit resource allocations and the organizational and ethical implications of an emphasis on population health in U.S. hospitals.


Patty Goss

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