HSM320 Discussions Week 7

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HSM320 Discussions Week 7
Why is the ability to determine when death has occurred so critical in today’s healthcare…

 

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HSM320 Discussions Week 7

HSM320 Discussions Week 7

All Students Posts 68 Pages

The Ability to Determine Death – 35 Pages

Why is the ability to determine when death has occurred so critical in today’s healthcare environment? What is the difference between brain-oriented death and cardiac death?  At what point is it acceptable to harvest organs from a dying patient?  Name one myth and one truth about organ donation.  What are the requirements to be an organ donor?…

Let’s talk about advance directives or “living wills.” Do any of you have a living will? What are some of the benefits to obtaining a living will? What is the difference between a living will and a durable power of attorney…

Now let’s talk a bit about euthanasia. What is the difference between active and passive euthanasia? What is a situation in which passive euthanasia might be acceptable?…

Increasing Healthcare Costs – 33 Pages

What is at the heart of the increasing healthcare costs in America? Is it possible to reduce the cost of healthcare so that everyone can have access to affordable healthcare services? Do you feel that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a good step toward reducing healthcare costs in our nation? Why or why not? Health care costs can be devastating for American families without health insurance. How would you suggest we provide basic health care coverage for American families?…

Let’s talk about waiting times in countries with a national health care plan. I have heard of Canadians crossing the US/Canada border so that they can have urgent surgery.

Would you be willing to wait longer for an appointment with a physician so that you could have access to a national health care plan?…

Another thing to consider, though, is even if you do qualify for tax credits on paper, you may not actually be able to receive them based on your geographic location.  (The thinking being that the value of a dollar goes farther in Idaho, for example, than it does in California.)  Worth pursuing, though…