Peninsula Regional Medical Center - Part of Peninusula Regional Health System

Ethics Conference

Ethics Conference 2014
Healthcare Reform: Nanny State or Responsible Stewardship?

May 1, 2014, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Hallowell Conference Center
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in the future direction of healthcare as providers or recipients: physicians, nurses, social workers, public health officers, faculty and students in health related fields, pastoral ministers, laypersons.


Four years after its passage by Congress, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) remains extremely controversial.  The botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges on the national and state level has re-intensified the debate over whether government should have such a large role in health care.  Underlying the political debate are serious, thought-provoking ethical dilemmas about taking responsibility for the health of the public, and the limits of personal and corporate responsibility.  The conference’s purpose is to focus on the sometimes conflicting values of individual autonomy and government responsibility in health, and how the ACA is involved with those conflicting values.  How can all players – individuals, health care professionals and institutions, and government – work together to find a proper balance between individual freedom and the health of the public?

Registration Fees:

$50 Medical Staff and General Public

$40 Peninsula Regional Employees & Salisbury University Employees

$20 Full-time Students

$20 Clergy/Chaplain

Registration deadline is April 24, 2014.
For registration information, call or email Debora Musser at 410-543-7157 or