Tuesday, December 4 – “A Defining Error” – A Performable Case Study with Discussion, part of the Bioethics Seminar Series
Presented by bioethics graduate students, directed by Professor Richard Robeson
This case study is inspired by events surrounding the 1989 creation and implementation of the Medical University of South Carolina’s policy of drug-testing pregnant women suspected of crack cocaine use. The case considers a number of ethical questions, including involuntary urine drug screening for patients, substance abuse treatment imperatives, maternal-fetal conflict, and the appropriateness of involving the criminal justice system to implement healthcare policy.
Performable case studies are dramatic readings created from bioethics case prompts, research, and creative engagement with the human, ethical, social, and policy implications of the facts and issues under consideration. They are designed to promote discussion; therefore, audience discussion after the reading is an integral part of the performance.
7:00-8:00 pm – Reception to follow.
Room 409, Benson University Center, Reynolda Campus, Wake Forest University
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