In her essay “Organ Sales Will Save Lives”, Joanna Mackay explains how legalizing kidney sales would be beneficial in more ways than one; saving the lives of patients willing to buy kidneys, and with legal compensation, helping to end poverty in the countries of those willing to sell. In her essay, Mackay explains that even though there are nearly 350,000 people suffering from end-stage renal disease, an almost always-fatal disease, treatment options are limited exclusively to transplant and dialysis. Though effective, dialysis is an expensive and painful process, making the patient dependent on a machine for the rest of their life. Transplant, however, is far more successful; new equipment and anti-rejection treatments make it an incredibly safe and effective procedure. When a matching donor can’t be found within immediate family members, patients must wait for a kidney from deceased donors, such as old age or accident victims.
| 7 | State one argument made by the author. | Rich patients in need of organs take advantage of the worlds poor. Promises of cash rewards for donation are sometimes not kept and when they are kept they can be for less than agreed upon. Given these disparities, legal organ trade will always lead to the exploitation of impoverished donors. A better solution to the global shortage of organs can be used unless the decreased had requested otherwise.
The SOX also calls for additional audits which increase business costs. If a business has increased costs and expenses due to the abidance of the SOX, it will most likely take money from other aspects of the business which can negatively impact the investors. The effectiveness of the SOX is debated by the advantages versus the disadvantages that companies and investors face. De Vay (2006) stated that, “The majority of the survey respondents feel that the benefits of
However, not all of the new technology will successfully emerge into the health care system because it is very costly to implement. Consumerism and patient empowerment is also a change that has taken place and this involves the public having a higher expectation of the quality of service being provided. Recent studies reveals that patients are now demanding more information, and wants to be involve in the decision making when concerning treatment options. The demands for more information are supported by trends in ethics and law regarding patient autonomy and informed consent. Patients within the last
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.
Healthcare 1 Healthcare Cost Control Sherry Jones English: Composition II 121 Michelle Pinkard July 6, 2009 Healthcare 2 When it comes to healthcare we all wonder how we will be able to afford the cost. Being able to control healthcare cost is up to the people, for example if you can go see a doctor instead of going to an emergency room that will be saving money not only for you but for the insurance company as well and it will keep insurance cost down. Healthcare premiums has raised 25 percent since 2004. “Healthcare costs have increased dramatically over the past few decades and are now thought to be excessively high. That has caused current political revaluation of our health care costs.
Healthcare facility planning Healthcare Facility Planning HCS/446 December 24, 2012 Wally Ornsteen Healthcare facility planning Today’s healthcare system is more complex and with all the advancements in technology organizations are faced with redesigning in order to provide the highest quality of care. Since the reductions in Medicare reimbursements for skilled nursing, and home health services hospitals are seeing an increase in impatient services (Hayward, 2007). Because of continuous rising health care cost health care organizations focused more on outpatient services in the past. With the increase utilization of inpatient care services hospitals and clinics are looking to reconfigure their facilities to use new technology and
As discussed in class, approximately 25% of adults 65 or older will be affected by 2030. As this percentage rises this will call for more health care providers such as Medical Assistants, CNA’s and Personal Care Aides, which in turn will provide more jobs. I feel as though this will provide a little more job security as long as workers do their job correctly. As more people become sick and frail, the long-term care facilities will continue to grow. Patients are often seen now in the long-term care facility for minor stays such as rehabilitation for surgery and/or car accidents.
One reason there’s a shortage of transplantable kidneys is that living donors are not always able to give their kidneys to person they want to because of biological reasons; loved ones for example. Kidney exchange implemented worldwide would provide an opportunity for exchange to occur. Finally, in regard to tackling black market issues legal avenues could be sought. For example, laws could be enacted that would hold doctors accountable for not reporting suspected organ trafficking. Currently, doctors would be violating doctor-patient privilege, their legal obligation to the patient is superseded by public interest in ending alleged medical violations of human rights.
“According to the United Network of Organ Sharing, 97,727 people were waiting for a kidney as of April 30, 2017” (Bernstein 2). Organ donation is vital to human survival because the number of people on the waiting list greatly outnumbers the people who can donate, it can improve the quality of life for the recipient, and it creates a bond between the donor and the recipient. Organ donation is essential because it will decrease the number of people on the waiting list, it can improve lives and help patients live without medical