Legalized euthanasia raises the potential for a profoundly dangerous situation in which doctors could find themselves far better off financially if a seriously ill or disabled person "chooses" to die rather than receive long-term care. Savings to the government may also become a consideration. This could take place if governments cut back on paying for treatment and care and replace them with the "treatment" of death. For example, immediately after the passage of Measure 16, Oregon's law permitting assisted suicide, Jean Thorne, the state's Medicaid Director, announced that physician-assisted suicide would be paid for as "comfort care" under the Oregon Health Plan which provides medical coverage for about 345,000 poor Oregonians. Within eighteen months of Measure 16's passage, the State of Oregon announced plans to cut back on health care coverage for poor state residents.
I was shocked when the Cleveland Clinic Foundation announced that they were no longer accepting Caresource insurance which is part of the Medicaid program. I knew that this was going to affect a lot of people who count on Cleveland Clinic Foundation for their care. Also, our advancements in technology have been astonishing but still present as a concern because of the cost to purchase, operate, and maintain the equipment is a huge investment in which sometimes the federal government provides financial coverage. In summary, these predicted increases in health care costs must be looked at in terms of prevention and/or cure and effective planning for the the future must start
The hospital should cut down on expenses- the amount of money used for operations is very high. The hospital can enter into contracts with drug a supplier that allows them to buy the medicine discounted prices. 2. Liquefy assets- To increase the cash on hand the hospital can sell some of their assets in order to have more money for their operations thus discouraging borrowing (Langabeer, 2015). 3.
This means hospitals and facilities will pay for a patients stay if they receive less than quality care, as well as altering how physicians treat their patients. The pay for performance model guarantees the general public will be paying less for healthcare overall, receiving better care the first time they see a physician and will be given quality
For example, studying the effects of how the level of care in relation to satisfaction will in turn show how facilities can be modified and improved due to a better understanding of a population and their needs as a whole. This study can lead to focusing on more specific sectors of care such as a dementia care unit. My focus on nursing homes and assisted living facilities could easily be mimicked in home care, hospitals, hospice and other avenues of caring for sick or elderly people. Awareness found through the practice of research is a helpful way to improve health care for people of all ages and
To address the diversity that will be created by the increasing immigrant population, there should be increase in recruitment of diverse students into the public health sector. To attract students from minority population, increasing efforts such as creating federal Scholarships and student loan repayment would serve as incentives for recruitment and retention. Student loan repayment and scholarship programs, despite being very limited in nature, have also been shown to be effective in distributing health professionals to underserved communities (Perlino 2006). Creating diversity in the health profession will also create other benefits. Decisions about health care that reflect the values and beliefs of the entire population will be made.
Life course will increase in the future and the government will cut the budgets and programs. The economy will slow down and elderly will face many challenges in the aging process. Social Security is excepted because people planned it first and then, it turns out to be successful. The challenges that will come with caring for elderly in 2030 will involve taking advantage of advances in medicine, and behavioral health to keep elderly
My college years are over and I’m trying to get in to a hospital to start working a real job. The job I had at the coffee shop was terrible. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but then I realized that I need it to get money for my needs and wants. Age 23 My life had gotten a lot better over the year. The job at the hospital became mine.
Earlier I hinted at using Social Exchange Theory in a very wrong way. Well when I was a senior in high school I was enrolled through Bakersfield Adult School in a Hospital Health class and got the opportunity to work in Central Supply at Kern Medical Center. I loved the job which entailed shopping for all the different departments and delivering the orders as well as sterilizing equipment and delivering equipment when needed. When I graduated early I had the opportunity to finish the year off in the hospital if I chose to, but they were overstaffed and I did not feel like I would get hired on after my year was up so I ended up quitting to work more hours at my paid job. When I returned my uniforms a week later they told me someone had quit and they wished I had not quit because they would have hired me.
Your discussion states a valid explanation about how there many issues associated with health care and there is not one simple answer. The health care reform act has improved health care for many although the direct problem faced by many Americans is affordability (Stoltzfus Jost, & Pollack, 2016). I have cared for many patients who have confided how they are unable to pay for prescriptions. Without these medications, these individuals are unable to maintain their chronic illnesses and return back to the hospital. This is a vicious cycle that ends up costing the patient, hospital and government time and money.