Kieran D. O'Malley
Provides a platform for critical, analytic thought on health care practices. Topics vary by quarter: politics, ethics, and environmental influences on health care (Autumn); dependent populations, elderly, children, and developmentally delayed (Winter); aboriginal health care, problems and solutions (Spring).
This course will discuss the respective health care service delivery of USA and Canada. Issues of the politics, ethics and environmental factors important to both health care systems will be discussed. The comparison of the health care systems will begin by an analysis done by the WHO a few years ago. DATES OF Winter 2004 course, Sat Jan 24th 9 to 4pm Sat Jan 31st 9 to noon Sat Feb 7th 9 to noon Location; Room 202, Thomson Hall
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar and group discussion with visting outside speakers representative of the Canadian and USA health care systems.
please see course books as recommended at UW bookstore 1. The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine. James Le Fanu, 2000 2.Issues in Health Care Ethics, Eileen P. Flynn, 2000 3.The National Health Care Book, D. Himmelstein and S.Woolhandler, 1994 4. Clear Answers, Kevin Taft & Gillian Steward, 2000
Class assignments and grading
5 page essay due after course completion
grades are based on a mixture of class attendance, class participation, course reading and essay completion.