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The limits of primary care
In this free course, The limits of primary care, you will explore questions of access to community services. To make what might be quite a dry task more challenging we use a fictionalised case study of two people for whom access to community services is particularly problematic. Jim and Marianne are both long-term heroin addicts. Additional problems associated with their addiction are homelessness and physical illness. Their situation raises both practical questions, about how services can be accessed, and moral questions, about entitlement to resources when their problems can be regarded as at least in part self-inflicted.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- appreciate key moral dilemmas about apportioning limited resources
- demonstrate an understanding of how heavy drug users test the limits of community services.
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- 1: Introducing Jim and Marianne
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