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Ethical Considerations in Health Care Access

Think about each of the following roles: the patient without health care access, the patient's family member, a nurse, a taxpayer opposed to health care provision for all, an ethicist, a patient with health insurance who opposes health care access for all, and a physician. Then think about this statement: "The patient should have access to health care." Choose at least one or two of the roles and present your arguments to support this statement using ethical theories and/or principles.

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In supporting the statement that the patient should have access to healthcare, I will utilize the role of the patient without healthcare access in presenting my arguments to support this statement. The basic ethical principle that I would utilize in supporting the statement that the patient should have access to healthcare, would be the principle of justice. This is due to the fact that an individual without healthcare access has the same level of desire for health and well-being as individuals that do have healthcare access, and this individual should have the same opportunity to ...

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This solution describes key ethical considerations in healthcare access.

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