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Vulnerable Populations

Explore the ethics behind global approaches to the care of diverse vulnerable populations in order to provide comprehensive care to all populations within a healthcare system.

Vulnerable Populations

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Starts Oct 19
Estimated 2 weeks
5–10 hours per week
Self-paced
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Free
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About this course

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This course is part of the Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program which consists of 7 courses and a capstone exam. After completing the program, you can also apply to Doane University to complete your MBA online for approximately $10,500 (learn more about the program here).

Learners in this course will explore the multi-dimensional factors related to healthcare ethics of vulnerable populations. Examine the frameworks utilized in the practice of ethical deliberation on topics of specific concern in vulnerable populations, such as healthcare disparities, chronic mental illness and end-of-life care. Other issues explored will be recent historical perspectives and current trends in healthcare delivery, including:

  • healthcare regulatory and payment environment
  • cost and access issues to healthcare delivery
  • sustainability of global healthcare models as they relate to these populations

At a glance

  • Institution: DoaneX
  • Subject: Business & Management
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:
    • Bachelor’s degree or
    • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a healthcare related field
    • Basic understanding of medical terminology

What you'll learn

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  • Examine the sociopolitical context of accessible healthcare and healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations worldwide.
  • Discuss factors related to healthcare ethics in caring for vulnerable populations.
  • Examine theethical deliberation frameworks.
  • Identify current trends in healthcare delivery related to Vulnerable populations.
  • Compare the sustainability of global healthcare models as they relate to vulnerable populations.

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Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

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