Protecting Patients from Health Care Monopolies and Immigrant Justice as Health Justice
This is a two-part, in-person CE Class from 9am to 4pm (6 hours of CE credits). If you’re a UC nurse, an extra hour will be available from 4pm-5pm.
Participants must be in attendance all day to receive the full 6 CEU CE credits, even if they have taken one of the classes prior to the sign-up date.
Part 1: Protecting Patients from Health Care Monopolies
This course will analyze the factors driving hospital mergers and acquisitions and examine the impact of corporate consolidation on patients and nurses. Through different case studies, we will investigate the consequences of health care monopolies, including the closure of hospitals that serve poor, urban, and rural patients; the outsourcing of care; and systematic understaffing. This course will also show how nurses can fight back against health care monopolies by building collective power to create safer, healthier workplaces. We will conclude by exploring how nurses can continue to advocate for patients by growing and expanding their power and solidarity.
Part 2: An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Immigrant Justice as Health Justice
This course will examine immigration status as a social determinant of health. We will explore common health impacts of industries where immigrant labor is dominant and look at recent laws and policies that have impacted or could impact access to care for immigrants.
This course will also examine the struggles that immigrant nurses have faced in the US and the role they have taken in advancing safer and more equitable workplaces. For context, we will survey historical events and policies that have impacted the current laws and regulations surrounding immigrant labor in the US. Finally, we will discuss how nurses can engage in collective action to fight for a just health care system that ensures quality care for all, regardless of citizenship status.