An important element is ethical theory is the Aristotelian consept of DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE; Aristotle argued that a just society must establish the criteria whereby necessary, but scarce resources for the public good are made available. Aristotle holds all just societies to this obligation, and one way in which it is spelled out for Americans is in the statement that we have the “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.
Clearly, modern times with all their magnificent, yet costly, medical advances present a significant challenge as to how to make MEDICAL CARE available to all. (Just think of the problem the present administration in Washington is having!) The underlying assumption in ethical circles is that we have a right to health care. The argument becomes who and how to provide it.
Chapter 17 (16) in your text opens with the case of Rosalyn Schwartz and her medical challenges in the absence of health insurance.
Book: Medical Ethics (accounts of ground-breaking cases by Gregory Pence 7th or 8th edition)
YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS TO READ THE CASE, AND THE FOLLOWING PAGES OF THE CHAPTER, DO SOME RESEARCH, and THEN SUBMIT AN ESSAY OF APPROXIMATE 500 WORDS, INCLUDING CITATIONS FROM OTHER SOURCES, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY, ON THIS TOPIC: (APA Format)
“HOW DOES OUR SOCIETY PREVENT ANOTHER ROSALYN SCHWARTZ or EVEN A JOYCE BROWN”.
(YOU SHOULD RESEARCH THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE LAW, GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS SUCH AS MEDICAID, OR ANY OTHER SOLUTION THAT YOU THINK WILL WORK IN MAKING REASONABLE HEALTH CARE AVAILABLE TO ALL.