Egalitarian Access to Health Care as a Prerequisite for Justice

The development of a rationale for egalitarian access to health care as a prerequisite for justice has been the focus of philosophical reflection on health and justice. This posting will analyze and provide an explanation of the theory of egalitarian theory of justice. John Rawls championed the cause of egalitarian theory (1971). There are two […]

ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate Getting Close

There are 16 provisions of the ObamaCare that are slated to take effect on January 1, 2014 (Kff.org, 2013). Only 15, however will get implemented as President Obama postponed the implementation of the Employer Requirements until 2015.  The employer requirement is just one of the major provisions of the health care law.  Other 2014 major […]

Total Quality Management (TQM) in Healthcare

Total Quality Management (TQM) Total Quality Management (TQM) may have been the first quality oriented philosophy to transition into healthcare.   TQM is based on three principles: continuous quality improvement (CQI), customer focus, and teamwork.  To date, limited research attention has been given to challenges involved in adopting such practices to healthcare.  Despite the enthusiasm raised […]

Shortage of Nurse Aides, Home Health Aides, and Personal-and-Home-Care Aides Projected

Nurse aides, home health aides, and personal-and-home-care aides are classified as direct care workers. Direct-care workers are paraprofessionals who are trained to assist the elderly and the disabled with assisted daily living (ADL) such as grooming, bathing, and eating.  They are the backbone of the long-term delivery care system (Weiner, Anderson, Khatustsky, & Squillace, 2009). […]