Credit Hours: Min: 3; Max:
Description: This course offers the student the opportunity to discuss health care policy and explore political system operations. Disparity in care and social inequity for vulnerable populations such as the uninsured, elderly, physically or cognitively disabled, and terminally ill are discussed. Current health care issues such as quality of care are analyzed. Funding of the US health care system, both private and public, is evaluated. Comparisons are made to other industrialized nations' healthcare systems. Value systems are analyzed as they impact healthcare reform. Emphasis is placed on professional's role as a change agent in the political arena and healthcare system. Credit cannot be received for both IPHC 448 and NRN 448.