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Spring 2017
LAW255  A  HOSPITALS, HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND ACCESS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INQUIRY

Course Description
The healthcare services landscape is shifting. Hospitals, which were the foundation of American healthcare, are having to reconfigure their organizations and services. Satellite offices, acute care locations, and even pharmacies are offering more services to increasingly stratified patient consumers. This interdisciplinary course offers graduate students across the University the opportunity to examine closely the complexity of today's health care services and the necessarily multiple perspectives from which we view, think, and work in healthcare settings.

Participating Schools/Departments

Organized, coordinated and sponsored by the Law School, the course will be taught by University of Miami professors from the following:

School of Education and Human Development
College of Arts and Sciences: Anthropology Department and Geography Department
School of Architecture
School of Business Administration
School of Law
Miller School of Medicine
Department of Public Health Services
School of Nursing and Health Studies

Graduate students from any of these schools are permitted to take the course.

Schedule

Over the course of the semester, students are required to attend five full day Saturday classes: The first class on January 21st; three (of five possible) additional Saturday classes (Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar 25 and April 1); and two final classes on April 8 and April 15.

Time and Location

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays as indicated below
Law Library, Faculty Meeting Room, 4th floor for all sessions (please note: the Law Library opens at 9 am on Saturdays, students need to arrive at 9 so the class can begin shortly after
Breakfast and lunch provided

Assignments

Each Saturday am and pm session will have readings assigned and made available to the students in PDF documents.
The final grade will be based on a group presentation (with PowerPoint slides) of a case study.
The course contact will assign students into interdisciplinary groups of approx. 3 students based on the sessions they will be attending.

Topics and Professors:

January 21: Opening Session: (required for all students)

Setting the Stage; Healthcare Services and Access
9:00 am to 5 pm, Law Library, Faculty Meeting Room, 4th floor
Introduction by Dean Patricia White, UM School of Law
President Julio Frenk: Mexico and the U.S.: Delivering Healthcare in Highly Stratified Societies, Trends and Predictions (9:30 to 10:30)
Panel: Healthcare Disparities: Domestically and Internationally (10:45 to 12:15)

Panel: How Changes in Healthcare Affect Us in South Florida (1:30 to 3:30 pm)
Jodi Laurence, UM Law School adjunct, moderator:

Assignment of case studies (3:45 to 4:30 pm)

February 11: Health Care for Whom?

A.M.:
Professor Fran Hill, Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar for the Profession

The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act: Introduction to Purposes, Core Provisions and Analytical Approaches
P.M.:
Professor JoNel Newman , Professor of Clinical Legal Education & Director, Health Rights Clinic
Melissa Swain, Associate Director & Clinical Instructor, Health Rights Clinic

Access and Outcomes: Populations Left Out Of Care and Medical-Legal Partnerships

Feb. 18: Challenges for the Traditional Hospital: Access for All

A.M.:
Professor Laura Kohn-Wood, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies

Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Health Care
P.M.:
Professor Joseph De Santis, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Studies
The Role of Nursing in 21st Century Health Care


Feb. 25: The Environment of Health Care: Economic, Social and Built

A.M.:

Professor Steven Ullmann, Professor and Chair, Department of Health Sector Management and Policy; and Director, Center for Health Sector Management and Policy, School of Business Administration

Health Care in a High-Tech World: Economic and Social Implications
P.M.:
Professor Joanna Lombard, Professor School of Architecture

The Hospital Building as an Institution


March 25: Patients: How Do They Obtain Care
A.M.:

Dr. Ana Palacio, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine

Leveraging Community Health Workers to Enhance Access to Hospitals

P.M.:

Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Dept. of General Medicine

How to Achieve The “Triple Aim” of Healthcare: Access, Quality and Low Cost




April 1: Hospitals and Services in Global and Local Settings

A.M.:
Professor Louis Marcelin, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Hospital Ethnography

P.M.
Professor Justin Stoler, Assistant Professor, Geography, College of Arts and Sciences


April 8: Final Case Study Presentations (required for all students)
April 15: Final Case Study Presentations (required for all students)


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-21-2017 - 01-21-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD
02-11-2017 - 02-11-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD
02-18-2017 - 02-18-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD
02-25-2017 - 02-25-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD
03-25-2017 - 03-25-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD
04-01-2017 - 04-01-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD
04-08-2017 - 04-08-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD
04-15-2017 - 04-15-2017   S  8:30 AM-5:00 PM TBD

Course Frequency
Occasional course offering

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Each Saturday am and pm session will have readings assigned and made available to the students in PDF documents. The final grade will be based on a group presentation (with PowerPoint slides) of a case study. The course contact will assign students into interdisciplinary groups of approx. 3 students based on the sessions they will be attending.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Health & Medical - Basic
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

WHITE, PATRICIA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: pwhite@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2394
Office: C225