OBJECTIVE: Examine the influence of social and cultural constructs to sickness and healing while differentiating between preventive and curative services and the need for balancing these services from a financial perspective.

This course is comprised of a series of Individual Project assignments that will contribute to a Key Assignment submission at the end of the course. The final Key Assignment is due in Week 5.

You are currently working as an administrative assistant for a large metropolitan hospital. You have been asked to prepare an article for the hospital newsletter about international health care. The following are the items you have been asked to include:

  • List and explain reasons why the health status of a country plays an important role in its economic status.  
  • Create a table that shows how the access, quality, and cost of health care are influenced by the low-income, middle-income, and high-income status of an economy