How does the profit motive affect the experiences of hospital patients and nursing home residents?

Is it ethical for the federal government to pay the costs of kidney dialysis for all patients, regardless of age or income, as it now does, but not to pay the costs of other illnesses?
December 11, 2017
Global Economies
December 11, 2017

Healthcare settings and technology
Choose one topic for your initial post:

  1. How does the profit motive affect the experiences of hospital patients and nursing home residents?
  2. Based on your textbook, compare the experiences of individuals seeking medical treatment in three different time periods. Where would someone seek treatment? How would health care providers interact with a patient? How would race and class affect patients’ experiences?

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