Presenter Information

Christine DeAndrea

Duquesne University, Physician Assistant Department

Abstract

Abstract

In this non-traditional project, I have highlighted some of the most significant non-biologically-based disparities in health care that currently plague our nation. My primary inspiration for the project came from my time as an intern at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Clinic of Pittsburgh. The completed project consists of nine large-scale artistic representations of specific disparities in health care and short, corresponding narratives. This unique project will allow students from the schools of health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and natural sciences to deconstruct the pieces out loud and, as a group, derive meaning from them. My hope for the project is to actively engage my fellow classmates and peers by educating them on the ways in which we, the next generation of health care professionals, can better fulfill our responsibility to advocate for our patients and fight against injustice by minimizing non-biologically based disparities from affecting our future patients and medical practices.

School

Rangos School of Health Sciences

Advisor

Bridget Calhoun, DrPh, PA-C

Submission Type

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Health: An Ethical Approach to Non-Biological Disparities in Health Care

Abstract

In this non-traditional project, I have highlighted some of the most significant non-biologically-based disparities in health care that currently plague our nation. My primary inspiration for the project came from my time as an intern at Catholic Charities Free Health Care Clinic of Pittsburgh. The completed project consists of nine large-scale artistic representations of specific disparities in health care and short, corresponding narratives. This unique project will allow students from the schools of health sciences, nursing, pharmacy, and natural sciences to deconstruct the pieces out loud and, as a group, derive meaning from them. My hope for the project is to actively engage my fellow classmates and peers by educating them on the ways in which we, the next generation of health care professionals, can better fulfill our responsibility to advocate for our patients and fight against injustice by minimizing non-biologically based disparities from affecting our future patients and medical practices.

 

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