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Public and Patient Perspectives Regarding the Ethics of Fundraising from Patients

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil
University of Michigan
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2018
Duration 18 months
Amount $198,598

Because health care institutions are increasingly reliant on philanthropic fundraising from grateful patients, it is essential to understand public and patient perspectives about the ethical considerations in this context, including privacy and confidentiality, patient vulnerability, and physicians’ conflicts of obligations. The research team will conduct a survey to illuminate where current practices may diverge from public expectations, to focus deliberation on where policy changes may be needed.