plans to apply for Medicaid to cover her long-term care expenses. 

Patient 3: Jane Brown is a retired 72-year-old legal secretary. Jane was recently involved in a car accident and is currently a quadriplegic. She was recently removed from a ventilator and is breathing on her own, she does not currently need a tracheotomy; however, this could be a necessary procedure in the future. Her medication list is vast to include multiple expensive medications. Prior to the accident Jane lived with her husband of 50 years; they have six children and 12 grandchildren that all live in the area. Jane has Medicare as a primary payor source and plans to apply for Medicaid to cover her long-term care expenses.

Your initial post should be a minimum of 500 words and include the following:

  • Regarding the three patients provided in the scenario, discuss which patient your team would recommend for admission to the organization’s ethics committee and why.
  • Discuss what ethical factors your team implemented regarding your decision such as justice, autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence.
  • Describe other factors that contributed to your teams ethical decision-making process, such as societal ethical issues, equitable access to care, diversity, equity, and inclusion, affordability, quality of care, and limited resources.
  • Lastly, do you feel health care is a right or a privilege?

Support your response with at least three scholarly sources published within the last 5 years. For guidance, use the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. resource. You may also use the Writing Center’s APA StyleLinks to an external site. resource.

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