The Importance Of Health Care Values

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Healthcare Values
A person has to understand their own personal values and spiritual beliefs in order to understand others’ values and beliefs. Personally, my values are transient and variable, some values are really important to me and define me, while others change according to how important they are to my needs and focus at that stage in my life. The World Health Organization (WHO) (2015) states that a person’s personal beliefs reflects what is important in that person’s life. This paper will reflect this author’s personal values and spiritual beliefs; how elements of cost, quality, and social issues affect this author’s personal beliefs and opinions on healthcare policy; what factors in author’s upbringing, spiritual or religious beliefs, personal and professional experiences helped mode these perspectives of the current healthcare policy; and examine the inconsistencies
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As the population is aging and care is becoming more complex, new measures have to be considered. This author believes that the promotion of healthy behaviors should be at the core. The quality of healthcare can be concerning. “Supporters and opponents of health care reform legislation agree that the current growth in health care costs is unsustainable” (US Department of Health, 2012). Preventive strategies will decrease expensive long term care and in turn lower costs. My personal belief is that hospitals should be devoted to findings more efficient ways to give effective, quality care to patients. Nurses have to take a stand and be advocates for healthcare reform with an emphasis on quality measure while still cutting costs in the current healthcare system. “Standardized benchmarks for excellence, quality measurements will have a powerful impact on how we realign our health care system” (WHO, 2015). As nurses, we can find more effective ways of managing care and prevent inadequacies that compromise this quality

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