Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
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Ethics of Health Care in the USA
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Health care generates ongoing controversy in the United States, but what are the issues for biomedical ethics when insurance companies dictate what treatment may or may not be administered by withholding payment for necessary drugs, tests, or procedures? And where should our society spend its health care dollars—to sustain life at the ending stages or improve the whole quality of life by emphasis on wellness and disease prevention? What about allowing suffering patients with no hope of recovery the choice to end their lives painlessly?
Dr. Tom’s special guests are two Unity Institute® and Seminary students who will graduate in 2016 and become Unity ministers, both lively speakers who are uniquely qualified to speak about medical practicality and economics issues.

Keri King earned a bachelor's in nursing at Carroll College in Wisconsin. She worked as a clinical care/ICU nurse for more than 20 years and is still a practicing member of the nursing profession. She brings enormous practical knowledge to the discussion of patient care and medicine.
Richard Belous has a bachelor's from Columbia College and earned both a master's and Ph.D. from George Washington University. He went on to teach as adjunct faculty at GWU, a position he still holds. “Dr. Rick” was appointed chief economist for the United Way and serves as research advisor to Unity Worldwide Ministries.
Don’t miss this one. You will hear amazing insights about the way money and medicine interplay, and learn what a person of faith can do to help those who feel lost in the whirlwind of health care today.