Health Care

October 17, 2011by

In this lecture we discuss several of the moral issues surrounding health care, moving from the ways networks of people and institutions affect health, to the effect of public institutions on health, to people and policies in the health industry, and finally we look at the impact of innovation and technology in medicine and technology.

Part 1

Part 2

Network Effects

Here is Nicholas Christakis on The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks.


Public Institutions

Bill Clinton identifies some of the systemic challenges to global health care.


People & Policies

Abraham Verghesse argues for a more human kind of care in discussing the importance of A Doctor’s Touch.


Health Innovation

Jamie Heywood tells the story of how his brother’s struggle with ALS inspired the creation of PatientsLikeMe, and innovative health care movement based on connecting patients with one another.