Considering a degree in Healthcare Administration?

Considering a degree in Healthcare Administration?

According to the US Department of Labor, healthcare will generate 3.2 million jobs between 2008 and 2018, more than any other industry, largely in response to rapid growth in the eldery population.

Informed Consent and Patient’s Right to Choose

This posting will identify and analyze controversial patient treatments including an explanation why other treatments are more controversial than others. In the construct of the informed consent, it is important to differentiate between patient’s preferences for specific treatment and patient’s preferences for specific health states.  Issues such as patient’s right to choose treatment or refuse […]

Ethical Issue: The Delicate Balance Among the Principles of Autonomy, Beneficence, and Nonmaleficence.

This posting will contrast the principles of nomaleficence and beneficence including a risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses of a course of action.  From the ancient maxim of professional medical ethics, “Primum non nocere: First, do not harm,” came the principle of nonmaleficence.  This principle implies an obligation not to do harm, thus a physician not […]

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 (, 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 […]

Obamacare Backfires: Employer Mandate Postponed to 2015

Last year Obamacare cleared a big hurdle when the Supreme Court ruled that a healthcare “tax” is constitutional. However, the Affordable Care Act has run into quicksand after the Obama Administration postponed the employer mandate to 2015. Employers who don’t provide health insurance will be spared penalties of up to $3,000 per worker until 2015, […]