Roundtable luncheon focusing on health care, alternative medicine
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will sponsor “Hunger Games,” a roundtable discussion focusing on the American health care system and alternative medicine, at 11:45 a.m. Friday, April 4 in the Miley Hall private dining room.
Popular films and literature can illustrate many of the challenges facing health care reformers. Pell Center visiting fellow Bob Hackey will lead this conversation about images of health and health care in Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “Hunger Games” novels.
Just as citizens of the Capitol enjoy access to the latest treatments, cosmetic techniques and diagnostic procedures while their counterparts in the districts suffer without care, the American health care system offers similar examples of excess and deprivation.
In addition, since complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly popular in contemporary America, participants will also explore the importance of traditional herbal healing practices used by Katniss Everdeen’s mother and sister to care for the sick and wounded.
Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, and lunch is provided. As space is extremely limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.