OFFP/OFFS/OFFR-SWEDEN GO Sweden: Modern Medicine in the Land of the Vikings

Sweden provides health care to all of their citizens through national health care systems supported by taxes. This course examines approaches to nationalized health care and the culture which embraces a nationalized approach to health care. Sweden has a Viking heritage which appears to still influence modern life. The Swedish health care system arose through the Swedish Lutheran church's mandate to care for the poor through the establishment of almshouses in every parish. The evolution of a faith based assistance system into a completely public welfare system including health care and education will be explored. While there are not prerequisites, HLCR-370 The Business of Health Care is recommended as is PHIL-224 Bioethics. 2 SH. CC: Cross-Cultural.