2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Health vs. Wealth

Spring quarter

Faculty: Mary Dean

Fields of Study: health and sustainability studies

Spring: CRN (Credit) Level 30150 (4)  

Credits: 4(S)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening


We will explore the intersection where valued health care meets paid health care. In the health care arena, good intent is plagued by paradox and can yield under-funding and a mismatch with initial intent. Paradoxes and costs haunting prevention, access and treatment will be reviewed. Reports from the Institute of Medicine will aid our journey as will the video series, "Remaking American Medicine" and "Sick Around the World". We will consider the path of unintended consequences where piles of dollars are not the full answer to identified need.

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 6-10p Tue

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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