In the introduction to Chapter 12: Health and Medicine – What are the Challenges? The author says, “It could be argued that medical science presents an unequal playing field….for health care clearly is a privilege rather than a right.” He further states that “Medicine and health care are also subjects for civic discourse, cultural argument, and political debate. Disputes over medicine—abortion, cloning, drug addiction, and more—are also a part of everyday life.”
Prompt #1. Is health care a privilege or a right? (300 words). Based on the following article Health Care Issues.pdf and your personal experiences, respond to Prompt #1. (Note the PDF file is also available in the library database GALE/Opposing viewpoints Health Care Issues Overview.
You can also access an audio file of the article, download it to your personal mobile device and listen to it on the go.
Prompt #2. After reading Martha Mendoza’s “Between a Woman and her Doctor,” respond to the following question: What role should government policy play in doctor-patient decisions? (300 words)
- Respond to two prompts with a minimum 300 word each
- Graphic, photo, hyperlink or other visual (required).
- Cite any sources used or quoted material.