ph #11 - Jacob Zipperstein 4/20/10 Public Health Death and...

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Jacob Zipperstein 4/20/10 Public Health – Death and Dying When it comes to death and dying, regardless of how old the patient is, it is crucial that they receive the same medical attention that any one younger would receive. Suggesting that they are past their prime and therefore their medical resources should be used elsewhere is unacceptable. We need to help our fellow man, regardless of his or her fragile state, and if that means paying for someone who is over 100 years old to undergo a life threatening surgery, then that patient is completely entitled to it. It is not the seniors or the terminally ill’s fault that our health care system is in a funk and that we are having difficulty socializing our health care. Now, it is acceptable to give the senior patient a decision. Giving them the option of donating their medical coverage to another young member of society is something that could be considered. If the senior patient is completely informed of their decisions, and wants to donate their medical coverage to
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2010 for the course CHEM 10966 taught by Professor Vollhardt during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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ph #11 - Jacob Zipperstein 4/20/10 Public Health Death and...

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