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  • Parental Decision-Making

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    any health care decision can be made (Boonstra & Nash, 2000). These laws do not include health sensitive medical care like prescriptions for contraception, abortion of fetus, pregnancy care or drug addiction rehabilitation. Pediatric nurses are in a unique position that serves as the facilitator of patient care and patient care decision-making between the pediatric patient and the patient’s parents. In this position, pediatric nurses become immersed in the concept of family-centered care, and because

  • The Benefits Of Hospice Care

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    it concerns hospice care. Hospice care is patient/family centered program which provides compassionate, professional, state-of-the-art physical, emotional, and spiritual care and support for people facing life-limiting illnesses. Indeed, there are many opinions about hospice care. However, by most measures of benefit and cost, hospice has been a successful experiment in end-of life care (Lessons from the Hospice Benefit, 2017, Pg. 58). As a result, I believe that hospice care is very beneficial to

  • Pros And Cons Of Physician-Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

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    already available means, for the purpose of assisting the patient in ending his or her life.1-2 Euthanasia, also known as mercy killing, is the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, in a relatively painless method.3 It is important to note that with PAS, the physician does not directly administer the medication to end life, instead they provide the medication and the patient performs the act themselves while

  • Persuasive Essay: Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

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    We believe all people have the freedom to make choices in their life, however, the question posed today is whether we have the freedom to choose our death. Some say absolutely. We should have the freedom to decide how we spend our last days. If they’re filled with pain, debilitating, and cause hardship on our loved ones, we should have the right to opt out. Others take the view that we didn’t choose our birth, therefore our death isn’t ours to choose either. This has caused much debate as moral

  • Research Paper On End Of Life

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    End of life can be completely difficult to cope with, but is a part of everyday life. End of life pertains to the last days of a patient’s life, which means that end of life requires many important decisions such as medical treatment and knowing when to terminate life support. So planning end of life can be extremely difficult for the patient and their family members. They will have to make the decision on where the patient want to spend their last days, treatments they wish to have and not

  • Risk in Insurance

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    Chronic Care No existing solution may solve the problems regarding the reimbursement of chronic conditions and events related to that. Though population health and accountable care organizations aim to solve these issues, there is less incentive for the consumer to take part in the process. So a mixed model where there is a costumer reimbursement tied with a physician and insurance company cost sharing method would be ideal. Since lifestyle changes are the primary cause of chronic diseases, life insurance

  • Death And Death In Hinduism

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    founder or text, but is more like an umbrella in ways of life. In death and life for the Hindu, “The ultimate goal of the soul is liberation from the wheel of rebirth, through reabsorption into our identity with the Oversoul (Brahma)-- the essence of the universe, immaterial, uncreated, limitless, and timeless” (Leming & Dickinson, 2011, p. 134). Susan Thrane MSN, RN, OCN discusses the beliefs of Hindu culture in the article “Hindu End of Life: Death, Dying, Suffering, and Karma” published in the

  • Michael Mazzeffi's Theory Of Health Care

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    October 27, 2015, The Baltimore Sun Opinion page highlighted a controversial, but thought provoking question: “Why are we using so many health care resources on dying patients?” (Mazzeffi, 2015, p. 1). I was immediately enticed and proceeded to read the piece by Michael Mazzeffi, professor of anesthesiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who knew EXACTLY how to catch readers attention. However, the question posed above cannot be answered in an educated manner without a theoretical

  • The Pros And Cons Of Euthanasia

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    Euthanasia wasn’t seen as an issue until the Christians began to look further into it. The Christians realized that it was morally wrong and began to crack down on the use of euthanasia to end a life. Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician known as the father of medicine, wrote what is called the Hippocratic oath. This oath required any new physicians to swear, by the healing gods, to uphold the ethical standards of the time (Yount 25). Euthanasia, any action that quickens the death of a terminally

  • The Importance Of Hospice Care

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    it concerns hospice care. Hospice care is patient/family centered program which provides compassionate, professional, state-of-the-art physical, emotional, and spiritual care and support for people facing life-limiting illnesses. Indeed, there are many opinions about hospice care. However, by most measures of benefit and cost, hospice has been a successful experiment in end-of life care (Lessons from the Hospice Benefit, 2017, Pg. 58). As a result, I believe that hospice care is very beneficial to