Last updated on: 3/11/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Margaret R. McLean, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Director of Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics of Santa Clara University
Position:
Pro to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"
Reasoning:

“The inherent dignity of human persons requires that people be treated with dignity and respect, which includes the fulfillment of the basic human need for health care…
Health is a fundamental good necessary for human flourishing and health care is a fundamental human right. Because health care, at its best, promotes and sustains human health, society is obligated to provide access to basic quality health care for all its members.”

“Expanding Health Care Coverage: A Balm for California?” Valley Catholic, Oct. 16, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to health care and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Director of Bioethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University
  • Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies Department, Santa Clara University
  • Director, O’Connor’s Applied Ethics Center
  • Contributor, Journal of Lutheran Ethics
  • Advisor, California Senate Select Committee on Genetics, 1999-2002
Education:
  • PhD, Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • PhD, Ethics, Graduate Theological Union (GTU)
Contact Info:
Phone
408-554-5319
Email
mmclean@scu.edu
Website
University profile
Other:
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?