Healthcare Ethics and Moral
Consider the scenarios given below and answer the questions listed after each scenario. Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.
The rising number of uninsured patients has led to an increased reliance on the hospital emergency room for routine nonemergency care. EMTALA ensures patients’ access to the emergency room of any hospital, regardless of patients’ insurance status or their ability to pay. Using the Internet, read about EMTALA. You can search for this act by using the keyword, “EMTALA” and respond to the following question:
Autonomy is one of the most important ethical principles discussed in long-term care. Often, autonomy is in danger of being sacrificed when a patient is in need of a higher level of care. Imagine you are part of the staff at the local nursing home. The administrator has asked you and a group of other employees to discuss the principle of autonomy and how it can be applied to the nursing home setting. As a staff member, answer the following questions: