How to distribute ventilators among patients in a hospital. must answer all discusion questions. Need by tomorrow night 9 pm
1) http://www.radiolab.org/story/playing-god/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The country has been hit by a pandemic. Those who come down with the flu can recover but they will need the help of a ventilator to get healthy. There are a limited number of ventilators. How do you believe they should be distributed? (1) They should be distributed in order to save the most years of life. (2) They should be distributed to those who will be most helpful during the pandemic like doctors, first responders, nurses, etc. (3) Who receives a ventilator should be left up to a lottery or first come, first serve.
Do you think any value issues like gender, race, socio-economic status, criminal history, immigration status should be taken into consideration when distributing ventilators under the model you chose?
Under what conditions during the event would it be acceptable to remove a ventilator from one person and give it to another?
2) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/sickaroundtheworld/view/main.html (Links to an external site.)
Complete the questions in the viewing set (see below) as you watch the documentary. Then read the link titled, Making Arguments II (see below), on evidence and follow carefully the directions here. This forum requires three postings in all — one reply to the forum question and two replies to classmates.
For the utilitarian philosopher, policies are good that provide the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number. So what then is the relationship of profit and happiness? Should maximizing profit be seen as basically identical to maximizing happiness for all? In the case of health care, whether receiving it or providing it, are there really any choices here to make? Everyone wants good health care because the alternative (i.e., bad health care) is genuinely life threatening. But then if there is only one sustainable way to consistently provide people good health care then we wouldn’t actually have any choices to make here. This week’s video asks the question of whether there are any clear, viable, real-world alternatives to the US model of a market driven health system. It describes five health care systems, those of Great Britain, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland and, through the comparisons it makes with these four, the United States.