The Ethics of Medical Crowdfunding

The Ethics of Medical Crowdfunding

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 984 , Segment 4

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  • Jan 14, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 18:44 mins

Guest: Jeremy Snyder, Professor of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada If you’ve looked at your Facebook feed lately, you’ve probably seen someone asking for help paying for medical treatment. Maybe they were in an accident, or maybe they’re hoping to get an experimental cancer treatment their insurance won’t cover. People donate hundreds of millions of dollars each year to medical causes on crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe. And despite the warm fuzzies of it all, there are some ethical concerns you may not have considered.

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