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Health Care Reform Ethics and Politics to be Discussed

Health care reform will be the focus of the annual Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Lecture Series at Duquesne University. The Rev. Philip S. Keane, S.S., S.T.D., a leading scholar in medical ethics, will present The Ethics and Politics of Health Care Reform.Keane, a former professor of moral theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, is the author of numerous articles and books, and serves as an ethics consultant to Catholic Charities and a number of health systems.

Before the lecture, attendees can watch a screening of an hour-long PBS Frontline documentary, Sick Around the World, which contrasts the U.S. health care system with other systems around the world. The lecture and a question-and-answer session will follow.

The Monsignor Charles Owen Rice Lecture Series, made possible through the McGinley Endowment, is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought at Duquesne University.

When: Wednesday, March 10

2 to 3 p.m., screening of Sick Around the World

3 p.m., Keane lecture

Where: The Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh

Information: This lecture is free and open to the public. Call the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought for more information at 412.396.1595.

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