By BETSY TAYLOR
Health systems pursuing a population health approach to care for their patients face ethical challenges that are distinct from those they've encountered in the past. Yet, those striving to both define and ultimately resolve these challenges can find guideposts in Catholic moral tradition.
Fr. Michael Rozier, a Jesuit and health management and policy doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan, presented a webinar for CHA on Oct. 25 called "Preparing for the Ethics of Population Health: Our Moral Tradition Considered Anew."
People define population health differently, he said. A common definition is beneficial, so that those working on population health are able to communicate clearly about how to make such an approach work most effectively for those they serve.