Purpose is the reason for the writing; whether it is to inform, entertain, explain, or persuade. Successfully accomplishing on a purpose requires explanation for why the speech or other form of writing was written. Purpose is also the argument the rhetor is trying to make. Without the knowledge of purpose one cannot begin to fully comprehend what the writer or speaker, in this case, wants to get across to his or her audience. In the speech, “Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People” Bush’s overall purpose was to not only inform the United States on the attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon but to give the Nation a plan of action.
Currently, in the Obama administration, several acts have been passed to overhaul the healthcare system today. President Obama has also put healthcare reform as his top domestic priority. Both administrations, past and current, have attempted to enact several different policies in terms of healthcare reform; this essay seeks to examine the differences and similarities between the two while analyzing the social, economic, and political environments for the times the policies were discussed and/or implemented. Due to the increasing numbers of the population without healthcare, this problem continues to be an intense area of debate. According to author Michelle Andrews, healthcare remains a top domestic issue…but the candidates are focusing on major reform, and, when referring to healthcare reform, they generally focus on two primary areas: accessibility and affordability (Andrews, p.32).
Visual aids were not used in his speech because it is unnecessary and we couldn’t identify any specific statistics used. In his speech, he urged the audience to maintain friendship with other countries. He used the cooperation with Soviet Union to limit nuclear arms as an example to show the friendship between United States and the other nations. To illustrate his love and commitment to the country, he talked about the time when he first became the president and the promises he made to himself and to the country back then. To make his speech clearer to the audience, he defined his duty to persevere, as to make every possible effort to complete the term of office to which the Americans at that time elected him.
Free Speech During Wartime Throughout American history, Americans has played a key part in the perseverance of the freedom of speech during times when the United States has been involved in wars. There have been incidents where American citizens have criticized our government and there have been time when American citizens have supported our government. America is no different from any other nation when it comes to this. However, a failure to keep popular opinion inline with the ways the government acts during any wartime effort. Through public opinion, the Internet, or the media, the liberties of free speech during wartime will always be a concern to the national security.
“Obama Care” Health Care Statement of Ethics and Rationale By Kevin M. Ali, Doctoral Candidate “Obama Care” A Statement of Ethics and Rationale President Obama (2008) representing the public interest proposed Modern Health Care for All Americans. The Obama health care plan constitutes important public policy that exposes a challenging ethical dilemma in the current business environment. The fundamental considerations of health care reform involve various morally relevant factors that express straightforward goals that seem well-matched with consequentialist ethics. According to Salladay (2006), consequentialist ethics takes the view that ethical choices are relative to the context in which they must be made and should be guided by the desired outcomes, which must be beneficial (p. 24). Ethics, market integrity, and the role of regulation in facilitating market integrity have major implications for private industry, government, political groups, and special interest groups.
There were many reasons why the government started to take more of an interest in the public health problems in the 19th century. However it was not just one factor, it was lots of factors which lead up to the government deciding to make a change. Each factor helped the government take more of an interest into the well-being of the public. The main reasons included changing attitudes in government, the ‘big stink’ and scientific discoveries. These all, in turn called the government to tackle public health problems in the 19th century.
The only time someone other than the physician of record should obtain the information is when the patient has given written permission. The written consent should consist of who to release the information to, what information to release, and for how long. The need for health care organizations to manage medical information systems has expanded, which in turn has increased the number of people having access to patient records. This expansion increases the chances of unsuitable use of patient records and violates state or federal privacy laws. Legal and Ethical Issues According to Pendrak and Ericson (1998), “Most states currently have laws that require healthcare organizations to maintain the confidentiality of their medical records as well as
There are a lot of pros and cons of pay-for-performance in health care (see appendix for charts.) the chart will show what people think about pay-for-performance and the good they think it does for the health care system but it also shows the cons what people think is wrong with the pay-for-performance program. However, many are not satisfied by pay-for-performance including congress who are not on board with the Medicare reimbursement because the policy relies on the evidence-based medicine it is used to developed a “clinical practice guidelines and compensate health care providers according to their compliance with the best practices dictated by a
The Moral and Ethical Values of the Complex Health Care System Kirk Collins Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals (HCA 322) Professor Joyce Williams October 31, 2011 The Moral and Ethical Values of the Complex Health Care System Each day we as citizens of the United State and more so of the world, become progressively aggressive within the systems we have created. These systems include our political, legislative bodies and community attitudes along with the values and moral issue in our ever changing health system. Many citizens (mostly the aged) often ask the question “What happen to the good ole days when things were simpler and not so aggressive?” Well, sad to say those days are behind us, but the good news is we have advanced with our technology, science and the ability to save lives through medical care. Within these and other types of systems, the health care industry has been, and still is the most complex of them all. The many facets involving the health care system is a small percentage of its complexities.
Now you are left with a financial burden of a major illness and we all know that it can be very devastating. I believe that health care should not only be offered but it should be made affordable for everyone. The U.S should immediately adopt the universal healthcare because it will benefit us all and make life easier for everyone. As of today health care has become a controversial topic. After decades of failed attempts by democratic presidents; president Obama finally signed the health care reform in March 2010.