Dr. Robert Lawrence is the Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska Department of Corrections. He is a family practice physician with experience working with vulnerable populations in various settings, including rural Alaska, Western Africa, and Haiti. He has a Masters of Education and Masters of Arts in Bioethics. He has authored articles and books that deal with bioethical themes including a novel, The Dignified Death of Joseph Sherman, which takes the reader behind the walls of a prison for a look at how care is rendered to a vulnerable justice-involved population. His presentation will provide an engaging look at how you, as a medical professional, can stay ethically grounded while taking care of the most difficult patients.
When a Criminal Asks For a Pain Pill: How to Provide Ethical Care for Vulnerable Populations