Advocating For A Diverse Patient. Nurses Faces Ethical

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Advocating for a Diverse Patient Nurses faces ethical dilemmas on a daily bases and even though the nurse is competent in her skills and her ability to care for culturally diverse patients, the dilemmas still remains. The reason why is that no matter if the with every ethical decision you make, the end results will always be right or wrong depending on the persons personal culture. The purpose of this paper is to discuss ethical dilemmas with the current state of population along with health disparities. In addition, the discussion of the pros and cons of the foundation of the Affordable Care Act and how it affects people culturally. Last of all; explain how social justice principles and rights of humans may reduce health disparities.…show more content…
Despite the effort that the National Health Service initiated, to rid financial obstacles to medical care in the US, the health care for our country along with the cost of health care has not changed. One of the main reasons for this dilemma may be because the US has not addressed the issues of social and economic disparities that still exist today (Braveman, 2013). Preventable diseases such as diabetes, and hypertension as well as others are still prevalent even though health care is readily available. The cause of these disparities is due to the continuation of social injustice. Because of racism, poverty, discrimination certain groups in the US cannot obtain care or optimal health. Blacks in America have a higher risk of dying from diabetes because of the lower quality of care they receive (Georges, 2015). Furthermore, it has always been know that the greater the social inequality is the more likely the health disparities will be. In other words, there is a big difference between the privilege and the under-privileged (Andrews & Boyle, 2016). Consequently, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was made into law to help ease the disparities that exist in today’s health care system. The ACA was intimated so that all people who otherwise could not afford or was denied insurance would not be able to obtain insurance. It helped with children living with or in school to stay on their parents insurance until the age of 26 years old. In, addition, people with existing
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