What role do health care facilities and services play in achieving better health for all Australians?

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Students learn to:

  • evaluate health care in Australia by investigating issues of access and adequacy in relation to social justice principles. Questions to explore include:
    • how equitable is the access and support for all sections of the community?
    • how much responsibility should the community assume for individual health problems?
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of Medicare and private health insurance, eg costs, choice, ancillary benefits
  • critically analyse complementary and alternative health care approaches by exploring questions such as:
    • how do you know who to believe?
    • what do you need to help you make informed decisions?

Extract from PDHPE Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.