Health Care: A Human Right?

HOUSECS 59.04

Fall 2019

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, Keohane 4B402 SEM

The human right to health care is widely debated and has a significant impact on the development and implementation of health policy. The right to health is ambiguous and difficult to define, however perceptions regarding these potential rights play an important role in the success of future health care delivery. This course will highlight uncertainties and explore different facets of health care rights using both U.S. domestic and international examples. There will be a focus on discerning what health care actually means and the services to which we are entitled, if any at all. Topics to be discussed include U.S. health policy and systems of care, other countries’ national health systems, end-of-life care, preventative medicine, and family planning.

Instructor(s): 
  • Zoe King, zek2@duke.edu
Sponsor/Department: 
  • Nathan Boucher, Public Policy
Class Limit: 
18