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Ethical Challenges in the Era Of Health Care Reform
he purpose of this article is not to complain about the current health care system, but instead to focus
on existing reform efforts — The Patient Protection and
the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the ethical justifications
for its creation, and ethical challenges it brings.
Ethics of cost containment for cancer therapies: will the Affordable Care Act bring down costs?
In this interview, we discuss the ethics of cancer care cost containment with Dr. ARTHUR CAPLAN. Dr. Caplan is a former professor of bioethics at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the new director of the division of medical ethics in the department of population health at New York University's Medical Center.
Social Media: Managing the Ethical Issues.
The article focuses on the social aspects for medical-surgical nurses related to the ethical use of social media. It says that the Internet allows possible action of unintentional revealing by nurses and the possibility to violate confidentiality laws, wherein Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) should be applied. It features guidance for nurses such as observing prescribed professional patient-nurse boundaries and separating professional and personal information online.