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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RELE 655 - Bioethics: Advanced Health Inequalities and Social Justice (1)

Prerequisites: RELE 505  
This course explores the prevalence and cause of health and health care disparities and provides an ethical analysis of when and how they morally matter.  Attention will be given to racial and ethnic health disparities, citizenship status, gender disparities, gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender health disparities, disability status and health disparities, and health disparities in rural and urban places.  Attention will also be given to various theories of justice and social justice, including democratic political theory, libertarian and egalitarian views. Some consideration will be given to health care financing.  Lastly, this course explores efforts to reduce health disparities and the major arguments for such activities and concerns.