b) Promote and communicate more preventive health care. This can avoid hospitalization
services for chronic disease screening to detect disease early, and lifestyle changes
(Barton P. (2009).
c) Extend Medicare and Medicaid to all uninsured individuals re
workforce or are dependents of someone who is in the U.S. workforce but has been unable, or
unwilling, to secure health insurance(Barton P., 2009). This situation puts hospitals in a
dilemma because as it was mentioned before, hospitals have the goal to s
Every hospital, clinic, or provider has the goal to provide high quality service and
maintain their patients welfare. Billings, collections, and financial assistance should provide the
service needed regardless of the patients ability to pay.
Based on AHA
B. Fregmen 2009. Medical Law and Ethics.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2011. Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope
through research retrieved on September 28, 2011 from 222.ninds.nih.gov
Some ethicists believe that if there is some level of consciousness, then the patient is not dead.
( B. Fregmen 2009 ). Yet, in some cases it has been necessary to receive a court order to
discontinue the treatment.
In addition, the definition of a patien
Should the wishes of his wife to have his feeding tube removed or the wishes of his mother and sister to
have left it in place be given priority?
No one has any priority to make decisions since the only person authorized to make the decision is
What are the ethical considerations involved in this case?
The only way to stop a healthcare treatment is when:
A patient is pronounced dead
A patient does not want to be treated. The right to accept or reject medical treatment is
each persons fundamental
American Hospital Associations (2006-2011). Billings, Collections and Financial .Retrieved
on September 30, 2011 from www.aha.org/content/00-10-guidelinesfinalweb.pdf
Barton P. (2009). Understanding the U.S Health Services Systems (4th. ed) Vir