Ethics of Access: Vaccines and Insulin
In this lesson, students explore how we decide who has access to health care resources in the face of conflicting choices. Written for direct student access through a Google Site, this lesson can be used for in-person, hybrid, or online education.
Students progress through an ethical decision-making model in the context of a) vaccine availability during a global pandemic, and then b) insulin availability for people with type 2 diabetes.
By the end of this lesson, students have learned:
The field of ethics provides a systematic, rational way to work through a dilemma.
Ethical questions arise when individuals interact within a larger community and a decision must be made about conflicting choices.
Addressing health inequities is a complex process involving many stakeholder groups.
This lesson is part of the GEMNet Type 2 Diabetes lesson series.