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In one sense, undocumented patients are like any other patients — some have health insurance, but many will not. “What’s particularly challenging is that undocumented patients who are uninsured will usually not qualify for the safety net programs that provide assistance for similar patients with citizenship,” says Mark Kuczewski, PhD, chair of the Department of Medical Education and director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at Loyola University in Maywood, IL.

Undocumented patients face unique ethical concerns with end-of-life care