The Case for Health Care Reparations


University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics




Tag(s): Past

In this talk, Dr. Russell draws on Olefumi Taiwo’s constructive view of reparations to argue that US healthcare systems must be rebuilt in the name of racial justice. Dr. Russell will discuss the accumulations of advantage and disadvantage that characterize current US healthcare systems and their relationship to past harms and the US racial hierarchy. Dr. Russell will also consider the relationship of healthcare-based reparations to contemporary calls for racial justice like the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this talk, participants will be able to:
– Describe ways in which race and racism negatively impact healthcare in the present.
– Identify and reflect upon the connections between current health and healthcare disparities and the racial history of the US.
– Conceptualize justifications for and movements toward anti-racist structural reform of healthcare systems.

This is an event of the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) hosted by the Center for Bioethics and co-sponsored by the following U of MN units: the Medical School, the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, the Program in Health Disparities Research, the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, and the Center of Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Participants are eligible to receive a Certificate of Attendance to submit to their respective professions for CEUs. Certificates of Attendance are available only to live attendees who are present for 75% or more of the talk.

Health professions students are eligible for IPE credit upon completion of a reflection form. IPE credit is available only to live attendees who are present for 75% or more of the talk.

Each talk will be recorded & posted with our other event recordings.

Event start time: 12:15 pm

Event end time: 01:30 pm

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