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.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 9:36 am ad1c9bdddf
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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Is Rationing of Health Care Ethically Defensible?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) promises great changes in the health care system. Coupled with the rapidly aging Boomer generation, this change may lead to an increased demand for services without an accompanying supply of providers. Do you think that rationing will be part of the post-PPACA future? How can you justify rationing in a universal health care environment?View Full Posting Details