Using the South University Online Library, write a 3 to 5-page paper in a Microsoft Word document on an ethical issue of your choice. The topic should relate to an ethical issue facing public health professionals today on either a management or a clinical level or both. Your paper should include the following questions: Describe the ethical issue involved and discuss the history of this issue, including any pertinent policies or precedents. Discuss the major stakeholders involved in the issue and their respective roles. Discuss and apply at least one of the major ethical theories and the ethical decision-making process […]
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 […]
Do physicians practicing in a group practice in primary care setting have the right to chose what types of patients they will treat in terms of health insurance plans and disease conditions? Could this result in discrimination against certain types of patients who have certain conditions or are covered by certain sources of reimbursement?
Discuss the value of a specific electronic surveillance system of your choice from the perspective of real-time data surveillance and interoperability with the NIHS for reporting. How do you think John Snow would have appreciated a geographical (geospatial) information system (GIS) in the 1854 cholera outbreak in London?
How do the priorities for health teaching (need to know) differ when the perspectives of nurses are compared with the perspectives of women and their families who have given birth and are preparing for discharge with their new baby?
Ms. Z presents to her physicians office with complaints of urinary frequency, burning on urination and she has a low grade fever. The physician informs her she has a urinary tract infection. (UTI). What 5 factors obtained in her health history might predispose her to a UTI? Why do women have more UTI’s than men?
An elderly man was admitted to the unit with hypoproteinemia due to chronic malnutrition. His medical history reveals the following: HTN, CHF. His medications are: Digoxin 0.125 mg qd; Lasix 40 mg qd; KCL 20 mEq qd; Lisinopril 10 mg qd. Physical exam reveals a thin, cachexic male, who has edematous hands, and feet. BP 98/50; HR 90; HT; 5’9″; Wt; 62 kg. His lab reveals a total protein level of 4.8 g/dL, K+ of 3.8, Na 131, Hematocrit 30. 1. How is his protein level affecting his physical appearance? 2. What factors might his medications play in his malnutrition? […]
Mr. Johnson a 80 yo male who is being admitted for a possible MI after he had taken his 3 sublingual pills of Nitroglycerin (NTG) without relief of his chest pain. In the ED his chest pain was relieved with an intravenous solution of nitroglycerin. However, all is lab work and ECG came back negative for MI. He will be weaned off of his IV nitro and started on NTG transdermal patches 10mg/24 hrs. He will also be prescribed diltiazem 30mg once a day. 1. How are you the RN going to wean the NTG solution off, and place the […]