Comparing Irish and American Health Care Systems

Dr. Maire Blankenship (More Info)

Comparing Irish and American Health Care Systems

Program Dates:
May 28 - June 12, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Nursing , Health Care Administration , Social Work

Course Description:
Anyone considering a career in healthcare will gain valuable experience in this class comparing American and Irish healthcare systems, including such topics as educational preparation, the Irish healthcare team system, the health concerns of Ireland's vulnerable populations, and health indicators. Visiting healthcare locations such as Bon Secours hospital in Galway and Newtownpark House Nursing Home and Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin, we will interact with both providers and consumers of healthcare to deepen participants' understanding of how Irish and American health systems compare, while visiting historical sites to expand participants' knowledge of how historical and cultural beliefs influence health practices.


Physical Activity Requirements:
Our travels will include being on the coach and walking. There may be stairs to reach our destination. There may be uneven paths and hills. Expect 5+ miles per day.

Course Highlights:
Coming soon