Each year, more and more people are lining up to have gastric bypass surgery, despite the medical risks and very high cost. Is it the answer to our nation's battle with weight? Is it right for you? Obesity is the United States is very common, and many people look for an easy way out. Gastric bypass surgery may not only help with obesity but it is believed that gastric bypass can help in treatment with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and sleep apnea.
Ethical Decisions Regarding Organ Transplants Brinda Loupe American Military University Modern medicine has made many achievements, perhaps one of the most remarkable achievements is the ability to prolong a life by replacing one or more of their major organs. Many people wait years for a transplant, some may not receive one at all, due to the number of organs available is lower that the need or demand for them. Along with the supply issues are many ethical issues arise with regard to procurement and distribution of the organs. Physicians should provide education to all patients during their care in regards to organ donation rather than waiting until the time when a family member is distraught to asked about the donation. Many families will reject the idea of organ donation in an effort to hold on to their loved one.
The body parts and organs that were named have been successful in treating the patient’s condition. Discuss whether or not these artificial organs can permanently replace the original human organ. I believe in this day and time, that completely ruling out regular transplant would not be fair because there are so many people waiting for a transplant. I feel as though artificial organs cannot permanently take the place of original human organs because a patient might not react as well to an original human organ rather than an artificial one. My theory also is that eventually people will start bidding on artificial organs and the richer people will have say over a family that doesn't have a lot of money.
Legalizing the organ trade can not only save the lives of dying patients, it can also improve the standard of living of thousands of others. | 8 | Identify the premises and conclusion of the argument. | Premises-The world’s poor should not be prohibited From selling their organs. Doing so results in the deaths of patient in need of transplant and continued poverty for people who are willing to give. Conclusion-Legalizing the organ trade can not only save lives of dying patients, it can also improve the standard of living of thousands of others.
Healthcare costs have been on the rise for years as our population ages and lives longer. While reform is needed the so called savior of the healthcare system “Obamacare” is not only misleading but it is outright wrong. This system is actually just a way for the government to move money from one area to another that benefits them more instead of the people. Already the Obamacare system has taken billions of dollars out of the already hurting social security system and has redirected it to pay for healthcare of those that have never worked a day in their life and feel they are entitled to
Doctors debate paid organ donors The NHS should be allowed to buy organs from live donors to use in transplant operations, an ethics conference will be told today. Senior doctors are suggesting that such a scheme, if properly run, could ease the huge shortfall in organ supplies. Professor John Harris, from Manchester University, suggests that people should get the right to sell a kidney, part of their liver, or bone marrow. The British Medical Association, which hosts the debate, remains opposed. At the end of March, more than 6,000 people were on the waiting list for an organ transplant, and during the previous 12 months, more than 400 had died waiting for such an operation.
The receiving person would get a new lease on life, getting to live longer thanks to the original owner of the organ. There would also, most likely, not be a shortage of organs for people who desperately needed them. Second, the bad part of paying for organs is that you are selling parts of the human body. This violates a 1984 federal law that declares organs a national resource and not subjected to compensation. Pennsylvania only plans to donate $300 to the funeral home to help pay for the costs of funerals.
Gaylin then argues that the more controversial uses, banking and harvesting, will fix current problems of organ donation. There is a short period of time in which an organ is available for harvesting and transplant after the donor is dead. Having a stock of vital organ donors would erase the time restrictions. There is also such a supply shortage, especially of vital organs, that banking would be hard to turn down with 10,000 people dying per year while waiting for organs (Munson,2008,463). Gaylin is justified in predicting that the wholesale salvage of useful body parts is not without
Another way managed care organizations control costs is by eliminating expensive doctors from their provider list. Expensive doctors are usually noticed because he/she order many more x-rays, CAT scans and laboratory procedures than normal. By using a computer managed care organization can tell how many of these costly procedures each doctor has ordered and how many patients he/she has treated. Doing away with providers who over-use these facilities saves money two ways, getting them off the list first and by making the remaining providers more aware of the problem. Some managed care organizations operate their own clinics, with staff doctors paid salary instead of fee-for-service.
Bonus payments will be given to those doctors and hospitals that provide good quality care. | CON: With an increased population of individuals receiving healthcare from the government, there will be longer wait times, and potential decline in the quality of care given by doctors. | PRO: The PPACA tax promotes the general welfare because it makes health care more widely available and affordable. | CON: Congress is requiring that every person purchase health insurance or face penalties. | PRO: The health reform includes the largest health care tax cut in history for middle class families, helping to make insurance much more affordable for millions of families.