Ethical Issues With an Aging Population
|Title||Ethical Issues With an Aging Population||Preferred Language style||English (U.S.)|
|Type of document||Essay||Number of pages/words||2 Pages Double Spaced (approx 275 words per page)|
|Subject area||Nursing||Academic Level||Master|
|Style||APA||Number of sources/references||2|
|According to the CDC, “in the United States, the proportion of the population aged >65 years is projected to increase from 12.4% in 2000 to 19.6% in 2030,” (CDC, 2003, para. 2). Caring for this aging population is going to be one of the greatest challenges facing the health care industry. Not only will the number of individuals requiring care rise, but so will the cost. As poignantly stated by Crippen and Barnato, “unless we change the practice of medicine and reduce future costs, and explicitly address the ethical dilemmas we face, there may come a time when our kids simply cannot afford us” (2011, p. 128).
Post an explanation of the ethical standards you believe should be used in determining how resources should be allocated for an aging population and end-of-life care. Then, provide an analysis of the ethical challenges related to the preparation for the provision of such health care.