Is the value of providing universal health coverage great enough to incur the cost of care to the uninsured? Or, are the uninsured of less value to society than the insured? What are society’s obligations, if any, if someone decides not to purchase health insurance, but then falls seriously ill or is involved in a catastrophic accident? What are the obligations if their uninsured child needs care, if any? This is for a discussion post. Please provide 125 words in your response. Thanks in advance.
A 50-year-old male presents to the community clinic. He has just relocated to the area and has no primary provider. He is a long distance truck driver and requires a physical examination to maintain his continued employment. Physical examination demonstrates a BMI of 33, blood pressure of 180/90 mm Hg, diminished femoral pulses and bilateral varicose veins with non pitting edema in both ankles. He has a 30 year history of smoking two packs of cigarettes per day. · What additional information is needed from the patient history and physical assessment to determine if this patient has arterial or venous […]
Peter, a 35-year-old, was brought via ambulance to the emergency department after collapsing on the street. He was diagnosed with appendicitis and the surgical team was alerted to the potential surgery. The physician prepared to obtain informed consent and began discussing the simple effective surgery and the treatment with the patient. The RN was present at the bedside. The patient stated he did not want surgery. Based upon his beliefs as a Christian Scientist, it is against his practices. He requested a Christian Science practitioner. The patient rated his pain as 9 on 0-10 verbal pain scale so the RN […]