[MOVING TO THE FRONT FROM DEC. 21, 2009]
… with Dr. Alissa Hurwitz Swota (UNF), May 17 – 28, 2010.
About the Program: This Study Abroad experience is aimed at philosophy majors and those planning to pursue a career in health professions. The objective is to provide students with concrete experience of the ethical values involved and how they are addressed in the everyday practice of health care delivery.
In particular, students will reflect on how various moral quandaries involved in decisions regarding the allocation of scarce health care resources are addressed at present and how they could be better addressed in the future.
In the first half of the course, to be held at UNF, students tackle ethical issues involved in allocation of health care resources, along with gaining a deeper understanding of the health care system in both the U.S. and Canada. This will include class work as well as visits to health care institutions in northeastern Florida.
In the second half of the course, to be held in Canada, students will reflect with expert
bioethicists, governmental and nongovernmental officials, as well as international scholars on the complicated questions and issues brought to the forefront when considering how to distribute health care resources.
For more information, contact Dr. Alissa Hurwitz Swota.