Figures like this make it clear that Canada spends a lot on health care. Not only does Canada spend a lot on healthcare but, it does not achieve better results for this high level of spending. Smith, Mitton and Kershaw(2016)argue that compared to other developed country Canada has a
Healthcare is an essential factor regardless the country. A significant part of a country’s resources are allocated for healthcare. Healthcare is one of the top three financial concerns. The average percentage of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) spent on healthcare has grown from 10.1 in 2011 to 10.2 in 2012, while the highest percentile hit 10.7 in 2009. Despite the dip, an increase is seen in recent years (Health expenditure, total).
According to Right to Health Care, it is estimated that the total amount of money spent on healthcare would be lowered by $592 billion, if made fully public. Often times, the government does not have to pay the administration costs that private insurance companies have to. Another benefit would be the amount of lives saved. In 2009 alone, there were over 40,000 deaths due to lack of health insurance (Right to Health Care). This means that there is an almost 50% risk of death for someone who is uninsured.
This is closer to the system we have in the United States; however, the U.S. healthcare is by no terms a free market, and I would like to preface this by saying that I in no way think the U.S. healthcare system is without flaws. There is a wealth of government regulation and government programs to provide
Everybody should be Treated the Same When people think of hospice or palliative care, they often associate it with cancer patients. Many people feel it is helpful for patients at the end of life, for other terminal conditions, including Alzheimer disease. (Williams) Hospice care is a type of care that focus on the palliation of terminally ill patients. Hospice focus on the patient’s symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. Palliative care is specialized medical for people with serious illness.
The goal of the end of life care is not to optimize care rather is to provide comfort measures, dignity and peaceful end of life experience. Therefore, it is not universal. The theory is clear and not complex to understand though its generality is based on Norwegian context which cannot be applicable to all cultures (Alligood, 2014, p. 705). It is a taboo to talk about death as it is believed to end the sick person’s life, how can such people talk about the end of life care
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”).
C. Terminally ill people should be allowed to take their own lives through assisted suicide or euthanasia, which is the process of purposely ending a life to stop pain and suffering. II. A. Having a brain tumor is not something that anyone would choose, but choosing to end their own suffering is. Doctors will more than likely prescribe their patients with the means to perform euthanasia.
Many people today are more concerned with not living, than dying. This is a perspective that more terminally ill patients would love to have but, due to the fear of dying, they have no time to actually enjoy life with their peace of mind. It is common knowledge that death is inevitable. If one is going to die one will die, but knowing the future reduces the pressure of dealing with the present. Euthanasia’s effect on a terminally ill patient is similar to the effect of a temporarily ill patient knowing that there is medicine available to cure their ailment.
It will also allow them to better cope with their grief. Patience would also be essential as both the dying patient and his/her family members will be more emotional and easy agitated. If we are not well-prepared as nurses, we may experience sadness, frustration, depression and may even have the thoughts of