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UNIT 10:

EQUALITY, JUSTICE AND EQUITY

 

OUTLINE OF THE SYLLABUS

1. Definitions of ‘equality’, ‘justice’ and ‘equity’

2. The different types of justice:

a. Distributive
b. Procedural
c. Retributive
d. Restorative
e. Social

3. The different concepts of distributive justice (the most important types for health care):

a. Authoritarian
b. Libertarian
c. Utilitarian
d. Egalitarian
e. Restorative

4. How these different concepts of justice are reflected in the different health care systems found around the world


5. The right to health care

 

6. Disparities in health status

a. Local
b. National
c. Global

7. Roles of health care professionals in establishing health care priorities and allocating scarce health care resources

a. As government policy makers and officials
b. As hospital authorities
c. As direct health care providers.

 
FILM: The Barbarian Invasions / (D. Arcand, 2003)

Synopsis
The film narrates a man's battle with terminal cancer, and his estranged son's efforts, after reluctantly returning from London at the request of his mother to make his dying father more comfortable in his last days. He proves willing to go to any lengths to achieve this, navigating Quebec's healthcare system, and in the process he gathers the various other friends and family members from his father's past.