Evidence-Based Nursing Research
Healthcare reforms from time-to-time were undertaken with the core objective of maintaining equity and universality in the administration of healthcare interventions to the patient population. The inaccessibility of primary care services and elevated utilization of emergency departments in hospital settings reveal the radical deterioration of quality of treatment interventions in the healthcare sector (Schoen, Osborn, Squires, & Doty, 2013). Sustained disparities in the health insurance system, moral apprehension, political ideologies, religious attributes, controversial healthcare issues and conflicting clinical judgements are some of the significant factors that substantially challenge the morality of government in terms of effectively treating individuals of various age groups across their life spans (Tilburt, et al., 2013). Diverse moral judgements by physicians, nurses and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals emanate under the impact of a multitude of factors that dominate their personal interests to a considerable extent.
The maintenance of the sanctity of the healthcare system under the influence of these conflicting scenarios proves to be the greatest moral test instilled with insurmountable challenges for the governmental agencies. The enhancement of healthcare accessibility of impoverished, socially unsecured, underprivileged and marginalized children, adults and elders is necessarily required at the government level for reducing the scope of health-related disparities and associated adverse outcomes. These facts substantiate the need for configuring a socioeconomically stable healthcare system while ascertaining ethical security for the individuals of all age groups irrespective of their ethnic and financial backgrounds. This is the only feasible option for the government to qualify the moral test related to the unbiased administration of healthcare services to the target population.
Schoen, C., Osborn, R., Squires, D., & Doty, M. M. (2013). Access, Affordability, And Insurance Complexity Are Often Worse In The United States Compared To Ten Other Countries. Health Affairs, 2205-2215. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0879
Tilburt, J. C., James, K. M., Jenkins, S. M., Antiel, R. M., Curlin, F. A., & Rasinski, K. A. (2013). “Righteous Minds” in Health Care: Measurement and Explanatory Value of Social Intuitionism in Accounting for the Moral Judgments in a Sample of U.S. Physicians. PLoS One, 8(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.007337