For this assignment you are being asked to consider ethical issues in public health and health services. Using course materials, the Internet, and your Library you are to choose one of the following questions:
What tensions exist between protection of the public’s health and protection of individual rights?
How should scarce health resources be allocated and used?
What should the balance be between expenditures and quality of life in the case of chronic and terminal illness?
What are appropriate limits on using expensive medical technology?
What obligations do health care insurers and health care providers have in meeting the right to know of patients as consumers?
What responsibility exists for the young to finance health care for older persons?
What obligation exists for government to protect the most vulnerable sectors of society?
Is healthcare a right or privilege in the United States?
While there are no right answers to these questions, it is necessary to be able to support your position with evidence, link medical ethics to your answer when appropriate, and cite the sources that you use in addressing the question you select