First Advisor

Lafosse, Jose

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Palmer, Daryl


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

40 pages


This thesis is concerned with the questions, What is justice? What is justice in healthcare? Does the current healthcare system in the United States function in accordance with justice? Moreover, it both defines optimal health care and discusses its important role in human flourishing. It is shown that the United States' private healthcare industry limits care, marginalizes both the physician and patient, and burdens our nation with increasing costs. Finally, Switzerland is introduced as an alternative to our current system, offering important lessons to be learned about optimal and just healthcare.

Date of Award

Spring 2014

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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