Issues in Women’s Health Care

Engage in study of current issues in women’s health care including several vital emerging theoretical, methodological and political debates in the field. Contextualize debates within the socio-historical context of a changing health care system. Analyses based solely on gender are no longer adequate to explain the complex problems encountered in a social world where distinctions such as class, race, ethnicity and (dis)ability form the basis of vastly different experiences of health and health care. Important tensions at the front lines of health care are encountered daily by women in various places and different positions as paid or unpaid care providers and care recipients. Discussions focus on the implications of these situated experiences of health and health care, for research in women’s health, health policy, provision of health care, and for interventions which feature health education. In-class 3 hours/week

Program Requirements Course Type: Core Course Clinical Field