Patients who are living in a vegetative state cannot see, hear, or communicate, or feed themselves. By keeping a patient who is in a vegetative state alive, thousands of dollars in medical bills are piling up that will become stressful for the patient’s family to pay off (Coster 16). The medicine required for euthanasia on average cost less than fifty dollars, whereas medical care can cost over a thousand times more (Coster 21). If a patient has written their request for euthanasia in their living will, then they should be granted their wishes and rights. In contrast, opponents of euthanasia argue that doctors should not practice euthanasia, even if the patient has requested it through their living will.
The main arguments to allow this in our country is that the tremendous amount of pain and suffering of the patient will end, euthanasia, and health care costs will be reduced. Some people may choose to live their life with dignity and end their life in dignity, but assisted suicide would allow the choice to be their own. The pain a person can go through is a tremendous amount, especially those who are dying from a terminal illness. Many people will experience painful headaches, seizures, extreme nausea and even a medical induced coma. (Newton, 8) Assisted suicide is when you are given a diagnosis of six months or less to live and you are given the choice to take part in giving a
Many reasons have the ability to lead people to be fear of health complication. For example, some potential donors have hesitated and felt unsafe about donation their organs, because it is not easy to remove a part from inside the living body. On the other hand, doctors point out that some people who donate their organ will suffer from body distortion. Which means, doctors agree about that eradication the organ from dead people be better than living people to avoid any negative harm that can affect the body either from inside or out side. In fact, health professionals work on raise awareness about organ donation after death because that will help to make people satisfy and achieve the balance of availability organs.
Some doctors are not fulfilling their own roles nowadays, they are not treating patients if they found the conditions are complicated and take long time of following up, they will rather referring to specialists than treating it themselves, this will increase the burden on the specialists service. Therefore, the role of primary doctors should be gatekeeping instead of adding burden to other health service system Apart from the above-mentioned, primary care doctors can direct patients to the best place for their treatment. If primary care doctors decide patients should be referred to specialists, they should also take into account
One reason that I keep in mind is that one day I may be the person who desperately needs help paying for my healthcare needs or that it could be my future child or niece or neighbor. Health problems do not discriminate - most of us will have some type of serious health problem in our lives not simply because we did try hard to keep them away but because of genetics or just plain bad luck. In an article published in Psychology Today titled "Why Should I Pay For Anyone Else's Health Care? The Power of Survivor Bias" by Matthew J. Edlund M.D. "Approximately two-thirds of the risk of cancer and dementia is now considered to be the result of luck.
However, this is considered a “luxury” to many, because millions of low income families cannot afford the same care as the middle or high class. In this case, the right to live does not seem to be extended to all Americans. Universal health care will ensure a higher life expectancy, reduce cost of medical treatment through a single-payer method, and improve medical treatments. The United States will gain a higher life expectancy rate from a universal health care system. Harvard researchers found a “40% increased risk of death among the uninsured” (“Right to Health Care”).
Perhaps, there might even be unreported cases of tragedies caused by medical errors. People are expecting to be cared for once they are in the hospital, and becoming a victim of medical error or medical malpractice is the least that people would expect from health care professionals. Among the different departments of a health care facility, it is the Emergency Room that patients turn to for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. For this reason, it is necessary for health care professionals to provide excellent service to ER patients by putting the patients’ safety and wellness as a priority. In order to reduce errors in the Emergency Room, health care professionals must employ strategies that would target aspects of the Emergency Department where errors are most likely to occur.
For examples, the US government found that computer related health problems has caused high costs to employers reflected in people taking sick leave( absenteeism), which leads to a loss in productivity, but also direct costs are incurred for health care and worker’s compensation. In the US, around seventy million people see doctors each year because of computer-related health problems. In 1999, nearly 1 million people were on sick leave to recover from computer-related pain. The US government estimates that the annual cost to the economy because of computer-related health problems is between $45 and $54 billion. This is because of direct costs for health care, lost wages, and lost productivity.
Patient education, tele-medicine, expanding urgent care and primary care hours, urgent care departments, and co-pays in combination could help curb the number of non-emergent visits. Overuse of the emergency department causes overcrowding, ambulance diversion, long waiting times, frustrated staff, and cost inflation. These impacts are caused by inconvenient urgent care clinic and primary care office hours, quick results, emergency department referrals from urgent care clinics and primary care providers, EMTALA, and finally lack of co-pay. If the number of emergency department visits are decreased, staff can focus on caring for those who have life threatening conditions, and could result in cost savings for the entire healthcare
And these dropouts cause less staff and more stress on the remaining staff due to overload in their work. Guidelines are currently fine as they stand but improvements can be made to structure around the more important aspect which is the nurses. The nurses are issuers of patient care and if they are not at optimum abilities than