Health Policy And Bioethics : Telehealth And Ethical Issues

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NUR 562 Health Policy & Bioethics: Telehealth and Ethical Issues As populations around the world continue to grow, it becomes more evident that health services provided worldwide are not growing at the same rate and instead will continue to put further strain on existing health disparities, and create new ones. In the United States alone, access to healthcare is a crucial topic of discussion principally as the American government continues to create initiatives and legislation such as the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Although, the United States has come a long way to legally create access to care to all its citizens, there is a disparity in the number of individuals that in actuality receive healthcare due to the geography of cities and the nation. Presently, telehealth is recognized as the use of remote healthcare that includes non-clinical services, provider trainings, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education in addition to clinical services through different modes of technology over distances (Krupinski, Bernard, 2014). Telehealth, creates an opportunity to increase access and the quality of care to individuals without general means of transportation and individuals in rural communities everywhere around the world. Telehealth in conjunction to advanced practice nursing, also referred to as telenursing, creates an opportunity to make an even greater impact and make the use of telehealth more feasible in many respects. In the same way telehealth can

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