Cultural Diversity and Teamwork in Healthcare Ethics
Consider the scenarios given below and answer the questions listed after each scenario. Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.
In the past, paternalism among healthcare providers was an accepted way of practicing medicine. Patients sought care from physicians and accepted their opinions and treatment choices without question. However, in today’s healthcare industry, there has been a shift away from paternalism as patients become active in their treatment choices and work as a team with their healthcare professionals. In the light of these facts, answer the following questions:
With increasing diversity in the United States, a question has arisen regarding what accommodations should be made to assist the diverse population. Some groups or individuals feel in order to address the increasingly diverse population; we must employ a medical staff that is reflective of a community’s population. For example, if half of the population in a community is Hispanic, the medical office staff should be comprised of Hispanic workers.
Compile the summary and answers to the above questions in a 3- to 6-page Microsoft Word document.
Cite any sources in APA format.
Rationing Issues in Healthcare
The concept of rationing healthcare is dealt with on a daily basis. Healthcare rationing in the United States exists in various forms. Access to private health insurance is rationed based on price and ability to pay. Those not able to afford a health insurance policy are unable to acquire one, and sometimes, insurance companies prescreen applicants for pre-existing medical conditions and either decline to cover the applicant or apply additional price and medical coverage conditions. Access to state Medicaid programs is restricted by income and asset limits through a means test and to other federal and state eligibility regulations. Health maintenance organizations (HMOs) that commonly cover the bulk of the population restrict access to treatment via financial and clinical access limits.
Using the South University Online Library, find a current article (no more than two years old) on rationing issues in healthcare. The article should also be peer-reviewed.
Note: Peer-reviewed refers to articles reviewed and approved by authors’ professional peers who are experts on the topic being discussed.
After reading your article, summarize its contents and the main theme discussed. Then, answer the following questions:
Compile the summary and answers to the above questions in a 7- to 10-page Microsoft Word document.
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