CADTH Lecture Series: Is Deliberative Public Engagement Worth the Trouble?

Click here to attend in person or via webinar by 5:00 pm., December 4th, 2015

Michael M. Burgess, PhD

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Professor, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, School of Population and Public Health

Deliberative public engagement is expensive, labour-intensive, and produces knowledge that is limited in scope and extensibility. That said, if decisions about drugs are to be informed by diverse public perspectives, with citizens considering how they would balance fair decision-making with persistent substantive disagreement, then deliberative engagement is the only approach to consider. During this lecture, Dr. Burgess will argue that deliberative public engagement is best used when the scale and urgency of policy decisions justify the expense and effort.