PHIL 337 Fall 2014 Justice in Health Care (W)

Justice is a notoriously complex and elusive philosophical concept, the conditions of which are even more difficult to articulate within real world institutions and contexts than in the abstract. In this course we'll explore justice as a fundamental moral principle and as a desideratum of the US health care system. The first portion of the course will be devoted to considering general theories of justice as well as alternative conceptions of justice within the health care context. This will provide the background for subsequent examination of specific topics, which may include, among others: justice in health care financing and reform, which may itself include an analysis of the Affordable Care Act; justice in health care rationing, with particular attention to the relationship between rationing criteria and gender, "race," disability, and age; justice in the procurement and allocation of organs for transplantation; AIDS and personal responsibility for illness; and justice in medical research, including "double standards" for research conducted in less developed countries.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluations will be based on written work, oral presentations of that work, and on oral critiques
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: Philosophy majors, students in the International Studies Global Health Track or Public Health Program, and students committed to taking the tutorial
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: INST Global Health Studies Electives,PHIL Contemporary Value Theory Courses,PHLH Bioethics + Interpretations of Health
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 2030
PHIL 337 - T1 (F) TUT Justice in Health Care (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Julie A. Pedroni
TBA 2030
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