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4th Street Forum - #1213

February 24, 2014

[Original Airdate: February 21, 2014] On the Road to the Medical College of Wisconsin's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities - Impending Tsunami, Part 2: As We Age, Who Will Care for Us? As the Boomers sign up for Medicare and the Affordable Care Act becomes reality, the demand for primary care physicians will far exceed the number trained for the specialty. In fact, by 2020, it is predicted that the U.S. will lack 45,000 primary care physicians. What do we do to prepare for this shortage? With host Marcus White, Vice President of Community Partnerships, Greater Milwaukee Foundation. And with guests in order of appearance -- EDMUND DUTHIE, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief of Geriatrics & Gerontology Medical College of Wisconsin; JUNG KWAK, PhD, Gerontologist, UW-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare; JUAN FLORES, Director, Wisconsin's Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care; and KATHRYNE SCHROETER, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Ethicist, MCW's Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities.

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