1. Long-Term Care in the U.S.
Determine the average daily cost of
nursing home care in your state. Discuss the funding options (public and
private) that exist to pay for long-term care. What policy and financing
recommendations would you make to ensure that long-term care is available for
everyone who needs the services in the U.S.? Please justify your answer.
2. Rationing of Healthcare Services
Healthcare services can be rationed
by governmental rationing or by allowing those who can afford the services to
purchase the services. If you were the chairperson of a medical ethics
committee faced with the decision concerning which of the following patients
would receive a heart transplant, what decision would you make and what justification
would you give to the families of each of the patients for making that
A seventy-six-year-old nonsmoker with good pulmonary and renal function is
a good candidate for a heart transplant, and his life expectancy without
the transplant is one month. The patient has the resources to pay cash for
the transplant procedure and follow-up care.
A forty-six-year-old unemployed auto worker with a history of alcohol use
and smoking suffered a heart attack and will die within one month if he
does not receive a heart transplant. The patient does not have health
insurance, nor does he have the resources to pay for the procedure.
support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside
sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide
references for the citations in APA format.
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