At the age of 90 years, the patient may not be a candidate for another hip replacement surgery, and the patient would have to live with the prosthesis. The consequence of using a more expensive prosthesis would be that the number of surgeries would have to be reduced and some patient may be denied a prosthesis. Also, it seems as if there is a potential loss of income for the surgeon. The patients do not have the decision-making right to request a procedure, and so they cannot decide which prosthetic they want. The virtue of compassion could support the more expensive prosthesis, because it would prevent potential pain when the prosthetic started failing.
Moreover, Davis (2013) noted that despite home hemodialysis benefiting patients, "With quality teaching principles and good training resources, patients can even make Nephrology nurses’ lives easier because of their increased independence" ( p291-292. 2p). Nurses taking the role of assisting patients on principle bases on their treatment help nurses eventually give the independence of treating themselves without help. Furthermore, not only does this make nurses job easier, but if needed help with hemodialysis less Nephrology nurses are needed. This treatment also benefits the nurses as well as the
Money is a powerful factor that can greatly influence people. If doctors could make money by labeling their work a success, than they had motives to do so. State hospitals clearly did not care about their patients, as depicted by the crowded conditions and the unskilled, cruel workers that were hired (Whitaker, 2002). If they could save money, which could be used for other state needs, than states would prioritize the other needs, putting mental patients
In being a travel nurse I not only get to see the differences across the world. Also, to help bring better healthcare opportunities for those who do not have the means to come across better medical attention. In correlation to the issue in the documentary where the hospital was understaffed, travel nurses help to alleviate the understaffing of medical personal. Throughout, the documentary Code Black was inspirational to me by the unity showed amongst the staff. doctors came together in hopes of creating a better health care system.
Coping with chronic illnesses might be a bit more difficult for individual knowing that the illness is not temporary. However, the best way to live life through any illness, whether that be asthma or cancer, is first and foremost to have a positive outlook on life. A psychological way of coping with chronic illnesses is through appraisals (Gurung, 2013, p 309). Being sick and knowing that one has support through family and friends, can help cope with the idea of being chronically ill. Marital status, also has a huge influence in coping with chronic illnesses (August & Sorkin, 2010). Studies have shown that the presence of a partner during a life-long illness can aid in increased health behaviors.
Small businesses already struggle and they need to be protecting by not allowing "Buy Nothing Day" to derail their profits. Lastly, consumerism is a healthy part of a growing environment. People need to buy goods in order for businesses to have money so that the economy can continue to grow. With "Buy Nothing Day" the entire consumer market is coming to a halt which will hurt consumers and businesses. Without this flow of commerce, the economy could fail.
They should not make their employees feel bad about their weight because they do not know what people are going through in their personal lives. That is discrimination unless they have a contract. When they told Cassie that she was overweight instead of saying in a rude way that they did; they could have told her that they needed her to lose a few pounds and be healthier. The way they went about it was disrespectful and rude and could have made her feel bad about herself. She could have gone into depression and possible tried to kill herself or anything.
Men were not eligible if their wives worked outside the home. To be eligible, workers had to learn English, take classes to learn the “American way,” and act morally according to the committees. In reality the increased pay was done to cut total labor costs by reducing employee turnover. Today we can see that this was ineffective and is no longer a tactic used to increase profit. In some ways, paying workers more can help cut labor costs because it convinces employees to stay and feel better about their work.
Haws and Hunt conclude that relying on your religion isn’t reasonable to oppose the right to end your life when the person has suffered enough. “While I do not support assisted suicide, it is unfair to describe a 10-year illness without addressing the cost [of prolonging life], which would have bankrupted many Americans” (Haws and Hunt). They imply that trying to pay for the patient’s treatment to continue fighting their illnesses will damage them financially and emotionally to the patient and their family. Even though Kuo’s beliefs are some reasons that assisted suicide should be illegal, there will be people who will be against those types of
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed law March 23rd 2010 by President Obama. The Affordable Care Act is a health care reform that provides Americans with insurance and makes it more affordable as well as giving the recipient more options for places to go. An example of this would be able to choose between four doctors instead of two. The Affordable Care Act also provides people of a wide age range with better options for health insurance. As a results of the Affordable Care Act many uninsured people are receiving medical attention, young adults can stay on their parents insurance plans longer and Medicare and Medicaid have improved plans.
ACA prohibits discrimination against anyone with preexisting conditions, dropping coverage if you become sick, and limiting your annual or lifetime benefits. Millions of uninsured will get access to affordable high quality health insurance. In order to get money to insure uninsured, net taxes are placed mostly on high earners and the health care industry. (obamacarefacts) The Affordable Care Act will help to improve the well-being and incomes of Americans by increasing coverage and lowering costs of health insurance, helping the rate of uninsured go down. (Aaron, Burtless, 2014) Another argument against Obamacare for many is the law goes against the constitution.
The Affordable Care Act “provides Americans with better health security putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will; expand coverage, hold insurance companies accountable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice, and enhance the quality of care for all Americans” states in the Affordable Care Act article. The base of the Affordable Care Act is to help the middle class or financially unstable people get cost effective insurance. This is a major benefit for millions of people especially that don’t have a stable job, young adults and many with families to support, and people who retire and can’t afford paying so much money for medical problems. So with that being said, it will be a long-term benefit for millions to
In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare and Medicaid into law for the disabled and persons 65 years or older. Medicare consists of two parts, Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, together they are known as the “Original Medicare”. Medicare Part A covers hospital care and any long term care services, while Medicare Part B covers preventative and medical services. Medicaid on the other hand, provides health coverage for the poor and disabled. Now with the existence of Medicare and Medicaid, many Americans are getting insured and the cost of care is rapidly increasing.
The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, “was implemented to provide more Americans with affordable health insurance, regulate the health industry, and improve the quality of health insurance and health care in the United States.” There are many irrefutable ways that ObamaCare helps Americans nationwide, but there are also many contradicting views on it as well. With every pro, there is a con. To start off, tens of millions of uninsured Americans get access to high-quality, affordable health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, their employers and Medicaid expansion. In order to get the money to fund this, there is a major increase in taxes, mainly on the upper-class and the healthcare industry. Another example is the effect on small businesses.