Who is My Neighbor in Catholic Health Care? Caring for Undocumented Immigrants in Our Community
Presenter: Mark Kuczewski, PhD Fr. Michael I. English, S.J. Professor of Medical Ethics and director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
Recorded: October 2, 2018
Series: Curtis R. Holzgang, M.D., MACP Visiting Scholar
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A variety of challenges have confronted providers over the last 25 years in caring for patients who are undocumented immigrants. This presentation will consider the ethical challenges from difficulty in providing chronic or long-term care for this population to more recent fears affecting these patients. Dr. Kuczewski will explore how the mission of health care providers, especially those in Catholic health care, can address the needs of our neighbors who are often the victims of widespread unjust treatment. He will analyze the opportunities to bring Catholic values to bear on the challenges confronting health care providers with this patient population and develop strategies to support undocumented patients in seeking health care and addressing their life challenges.