In addition, dealing with families also involves juggling the economic side of funeral services and possible ethical dilemmas. As a matter of fact, as we live in a capitalistic country, funeral homes are businesses and still do need to make profit. Alexandre admits that he felt very uncomfortable selling products and services to families at first, especially for those with lower incomes. However, with more years of experience and practice, he feels more at ease in dealing with families emotionally. Furthermore, with new financial aid programs for less fortunate families, the ethical gap between death and business is smaller.
From Karl Marx’s perspective, the wealthy citizens managed the three producer goods; land, resources and factories. As a consequence, the working class had hardly any choice but to work as specified by the upper class. Marx loathed the notion of capitalism because he noticed that it only allowed the rich to become richer and the poor to become poorer. Marx assembled for a revolution by the working class members because he felt that the capitalistic system should be shattered due to the abuse it caused the working class. Nonetheless, before the revolution took place, Karl Marx believed that in order for the working class to campaign for social change, they had to see themselves as one, and that is by the understanding of what is known as class consciousness.
It’s harder for smaller businesses to follow the new rules and requirements than it is for the bigger businesses, since they don’t have big human resources departments to help them out. There is more added cost to all businesses because of the Affordable Healthcare Act. For small businesses owner it is very difficult to keep up when the rules of the game keep changing. For large businesses it was sold as a way to reign in those who run away from health care costs, but it also created compliance burdens for many employers, such as new reporting requirements, notices that all employers have to give to their workers and new costs through taxes and fees. These help pay for different parts of the law.
A clinic cannot run on good faith and excellent service, it makes money to pay employees and buy new medical equipment. As leader your effectiveness is being judge from both sides of the coin for the board members your effectiveness is based on the financial outcomes of the clinic. They look at the clinic as a business, a business that needs to make money in order to treat patients. If the business is not making money then it cannot survive and ultimately it will fail. On the other side of
People still remained uninsured due to the high costs of insurance coverage. Now, Americans will be able to pay for the costs, “The new law opens the door to the healthcare system for these uninsured Americans and ushers them inside with financial assistance so that they can get basic coverage, either through Medicaid...or subsidized health insurance via exchanges” (Tate 13). It is important that Americans will be able to get financial assistance with the ACA because they are able to get at the least basic coverage, which will then decrease the amount of uninsured Americans across the nation. If Americans are still not uninsured and cannot afford health insurance, they are able to get covered through Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act has worked on the eligibility of Medicaid, which has filled in the gaps for the poorest Americans by creating a minimum Medicaid income eligibility level across the nation.
This reflexive advance the sociological imagination by letting me see our own culture in a different way. Death and dying is socially constructed in the United States because like I mentioned before it all depends on your class status. I mentioned that if you are upper class, you have the resources to better health care, better hospitals and doctors that can help you live longer or even provide with better care. Those who have the money are able to afford hospice for their loved ones. The hospice is a great example of socially constructed because not everyone can afford this luxury of dying in a place that feels like home.
It summarize that the unhealthy people and people of lower income status would use the public option to meet basic needs, while healthy people would remain on the plan because the private healthcare plan would have better benefits than the public one. “At equilibrium, the public insurer will choose to cover the less healthy group of consumers, leaving the healthier, more promotable section of the market to the private insurer. Consequently, the private insurance plan generates a substantially positive profit, and the public plan runs at a balanced budget.” (Barbos & Deng 2013 p.d. 23). A public option would meet the wants of certain people and go there, causing a decrease demand of private ones, but again more profit for the private firms.
In the 1930s, the American Medical Association (AMA), labor groups, and private insurers opposed NHI concerned about losing profits. Physicians were concerned about losing their autonomy and being paid on salaries. An illustration of our disjointed system between private sectors and government and why cost containment remains elusive. We operate in a capitalist system, therefore, physicians, medical staff, administration, and organizations all want to make money and not to lower costs. Also, as a society we value convenience and technology, which is more expensive.
The given reason being nurses are not likely to report the errors and only when clinincal consequences arise are they discovered. The focus of the Dalmolin, Rotta, & Goldim, (2013) study was to evalualte the medication errors for the types, seriousness, and medication groups involved. The study was conducted at the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre(HCPA) between January 2010 and December 2011. The study was conducted using a retrospective and cross-sectional study process. The study used data on medication errors, that was submitted to the Group for Safe Use of Medications.
Light in “Introduction: Ironies of Success” examines how health and capitalism are interwoven in the U.S.: “the professionally driven health care system was a capitalist’s dream” (Light, 12). Medical monopolies came into formation to stop the decrease in medical salaries due to the increase in medical professionals. Elitist medical professionals marginalized alternative medical doctors and midwives and began prioritizing developing new medical technology over patients being able to afford medical care. In conjunction, private insurance companies offer low premiums for low-risk patients so that they are less likely to have to pay for their clients’ medical needs. This means that non-profit insurances, like Blue Cross and Blue Shield, endure more high-risk patients: “Risk-related private insurance left the Blues with an ever higher-risk profile left in their community-rated pools” (Light, 14).