“A healing hospital is a place characterized by thousands of small and wonderful things and a few big ones. At the center is love. More than anything else, supports a strong culture of caring. It expresses the deep passion of both patients and caregivers” (Chapman, 2003). Healing hospitals focus on patient-centered care.
As stated in Joseph A. Carrese’s article “Refusal of Care: Patient’s Well-Being and Physicians’ Ethical Obligations,” introduces the fundamental principles and responsibilities that physicians have in order to preserve the welfare of their patients in any circumstances. On the other hand, Debbie Dempsey, author of “Refusing Treatment: Practical, Legal, and Ethical Issues,” strongly supports the patient’s right to make their own medical choices, whether it be to accept or decline any help. W.D Ross solidifies the dependent yet incompetent patient to not refuse care and treatment because the physician has a duty of fidelity, beneficence and a duty to
He recalls a disturbing cases of fraud and unethical treatment-the recent case, for example of a psychiatrist billing Medicaid for weekly sessions for a client who had died two years previously. He feels conflicted, torn between opposing the profit-driven corporate greed that drives the managed health care industry and supporting the need to screen out unethical, inefficient treatment, that at its best no harm to clients, and at its worst creates considerably more distress and fosters unhealthy dependence. On Fridays, he spend the day in the clinic on the first floor. David, specialty is in crisis intervention and trauma, and therefore, I select cases in which have clear precipitating events that have led to the presenting symptoms. His treatment is crisis-orientated and focused on reducing the immediate symptoms of the trauma. The deeper work may come later, but for now he helps clients regain their equilibrium after a particularly traumatizing life event. David has a lot on his plate and is willing to try is best to provide the correct treatment options for that
I agree that valuing the satisfaction of clients and providing, validating information and care contributes to the positive experience of client within health facilities. Because if there is a limited access of care to clients, especially when they were waiting in an emergency or the surgery ward for a long period of time. They become anxious and frustrated as they are people just like us. on top of that the limited information provided to families and patients causes them to become uncertain about the plan of treatment. therefore, perceive that they have no control within the health facility and feel unvalued.
Traditional hospitals using standard medical treatment and Western-educated personnel tend to treat the patient's physical being while ignoring other equally important aspects of the patient and the caregiver. Fortunately, healing hospitals have transformed the concept of healing through the principle of "Radical Love." Recognizing the equal importance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing for all members of the hospital environment, Radical Love enhances the entire wellbeing of the entire community.
The main challenge of this article questions whether the undocumented immigrants have a right to health care. Many hospitals in America are repatriating seriously injured and ill immigrants simply because there are not enough nursing homes that are willing to accept them without any insurance (Sontag, 2009). The two court decisions in Florida still are unclear, because it doesn’t set standards for U.S hospitals repatriating undocumented immigrants to their home country. The
Whether legal or illegal, when migrating from their homeland, regardless of their individual circumstances, immigrants face a number of challenges en route to, and upon arrival into the United States. It is common knowledge that immigrants face language barriers, basic cultural differences, emotional isolation, prejudice and discrimination upon their arrival into the United States. Dr. Jean Rhodes points out that due to their exclusion from public services, [undocumented] immigrants typically settle in areas of deep poverty plagued with inadequate services in addition to substandard living conditions and schools (2005). However, the most difficult and detrimental issue they face is their access to receiving public health care. In his 2003 article in the American Journal of Public Health, Jeffrey Kullgren points out that many of the undocumented immigrants in
In a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, these 81 million residents are responsible for 5% of the labor force of the United States, the same work force that provides wage gains for native born Americans (Greenstone). Even with a prominent population, the struggles of immigrants go unheard. One such struggle that is silent among the voices of the nation are an immigrant’s struggle with mental health, and the limited accessibility to help asylum seekers have available. While it may seem to some that mental health of a non-citizen is not a responsibility of the host nation, it is actually true that the security of health is a right for all regardless of legal status because of the ethical, social and economic responsibilities we hold as a single human race.
Although the number of illegal immigrants is substantially growing on a daily basis, the national health care policies seem to fail in addressing their medical needs. This, however, is becoming a growing challenge because of the conflicts between medical ethics and immigration laws. Despite the alluded hope for this patients group within the immigration reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) fails to alleviate the burden of their unmet health care needs. Advocates of their rights for health coverage argue that medical ethics and the United States moral obligations necessitate expanding coverage to all population residing within the borders of the country. Conversely, opponents deny their health coverage because their illegal status disqualify them from all public benefits. This paper goes beyond these opposing assumptions and instead, proposes a strategic plan to raise and combine resources necessary to establish a health care center for the uninsured, underinsured, and illegal immigrants in Northern California. The paper covers the establishment of this center with special focus on strategic funding, funding constraints, related state and national regulations, health policy, resources allocation, and managerial and leadership.
Patients seek care and treatment in hopes of receiving confidential, unbiased, honest, and respectful treatment. They also expect that care providers maintain their personal values and beliefs related to their care. As healthcare
Medical repatriation, a practice commonly termed as the transfer of uninsured immigrants with particular long-term care needs to facilities abroad. This has been considered as an economic requirement by the hospital administrators and as an unethical behavior of dumping patients by the lawyers. It is hard to analyze the number of medical repatriations as no state or federal agencies of the government track these deportations. In spite of such numbers, current government and state laws don 't specifically address repatriations. Rather, movement and Medicaid changes over the previous decade have made a true administrative system in
Illegal immigration has become a hot international issue over the past years. Often, Canadians scoff at the topic and innocently boast about our self-righteous Canadian superiority suggesting that it is not a problem at home. However, it is a problem—a big problem. There are well over 500,000 undocumented immigrants in Canada, many of whom, like David, had no say in the matter (1). These residents are one of the most vulnerable in the country as their illegal status makes them susceptible to exploitation at work, exclusion in society, and adverse health consequences. Physicians are placed in a tough situation. On one hand they have the moral responsibility to help anyone in need regardless of immigration status. On the other hand, this goodwill can be seen as encouraging illegal migration—a selfish, unfair, and dangerous behaviour that perhaps does merit some of its consequences. The problem is that not everyone who is an illegal resident chose to be one. Further, even the individuals that willingly chose this path for themselves are not entirely to blame: there is a driving force that fuels this migration and includes everyone from the businesspeople that hire them to those that rent them an apartment. As long as this driving force persists so too will the migration problem and society has an
The inception of the “Healing Hospital” is not new. Healing hospitals in various forms have been around throughout history. As hospitals were slowly taken over by religious orders they became more holistic concentrating on all aspects of healing including physical, mental, and spiritual. Instead of focusing on the patient as a carrier of disease and death they began to look at them as a person that has certain fundamental needs for existence. One of these needs as fore mentioned is spirituality. Spirituality simply defined “is that which relates to or affects the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. Spirituality touches that part of you that is not dependent on material things or physical comforts” (Living Words
Well Care Hospital professional’s duty is to be committed to the care of all patients and make improvements within the life of the patient. According to the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration (2003), “Professionals are required to make a fiduciary commitment to place their clients’ interests ahead of their own. Patients should be able to trust that their interests and welfare will be place above those of the health care profession” (p.2)