Many Americans believed their future health care costs would be covered by their employers, yet a generation of current and near-term prospective retirees has had their health insurance curtailed or eliminated outright. Does the government now have an ethical obligation to provide affordable access to health care since it failed to protect employee expectations? Does Congress have an ethical obligation to provide more effective tax incentives for employers to prefund retiree health benefits, complete with a government agency guarantee in case of employer bankruptcy? What prospective or remedial relief should government be required to provide to innocent victims of cancelled […]
A donor unit obtained from the central blood bank was labeled as group O, D-positive. When the hospital transfusion service confirmed the donor’s type, the result was group O, D-negative. Investigation of the label issued at the at the blood bank was preforms with verification of correct labeling? How can you explain the discrepancy in the D typing on this donor?
The RN is developing a plan of care for a 35-year-old female, newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Assessment findings include: the patient is teary and states, “I haven’t been sleeping since the diagnosis.” The patient doesn’t make eye contact, has difficulty sitting still and her voice is trembling. Her mucous membranes are dry and she says she has not had an appetite. She says, “I don’t know if I am going to need surgery to remove my breasts. I don’t know how it will make me feel or look”. • Develop a 3-part actual nursing diagnostic statement, related to therapeutic […]
A 25-year-old Arab American man is one day post-operative following vascular surgery. There have been no post-surgical complications. He tells his family that he is “in terrible pain”, and he reports ratings of 2 to 3 on 0-10 numeric rating scale to the nursing staff. He requests pain medication every two to three hours, and will not get out of bed or ambulate. Identify factors that affect your assigned patient’s pain/discomfort perception.
Analyzes the role of communication and communications strategies in both creating and resolving an issue in health care, with consideration of how theory or best practices could be applied for improved outcome
There are many different types of outpatient facilities such as Dialysis centers, cancer centers, and endoscopy clinics. Do you think that the specialization in the outpatient world has effected the inpatient arena? Why or Why not?
Hospital emergency departments continue to be used as important sources of primary medical care by large numbers of medically underserved populations. What are the implications of this for the patients, on healthcare costs, and quality of care? Suggest possible solutions to this situation.