Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to
1. Describe health challenges and the American health care system.
2. Recognize health disparities, stigma, and ethical dilemmas with health care.
3. Evaluate the current state of health care policy in the United States.
4. Articulate trends in health care.
5. Identify health care settings that employ social workers and the roles of social
workers in those settings.