The Importance Of Health Care

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Cough, cough hack, hack I need a health reform stat! Sooner or later the inevitable happens; we have succumbed to a virus, bacteria, or injury and we need a visit to the doctor to help us regain our health. Whether you have the common cold or suffer from a life threatening illness, whether you are in the city or in the middle of nowhere people seek out the help of doctors expecting to be faced with comfort, hospitality, and aid. Thankfully in the U.S these expectations are always met and surpassed with flying colors. No U.S citizen would ever have to worry about an unsatisfactory experience such as being turned down for health care or witnessing the clinical, insensitive portion of these institutions designed to care for patient’s needs, right? …show more content…
You are uncertain how much time you have left. This vision for most is terrifying not only are you in fear for your own life and health, you are also faced with your heavy hearted and gloomy family members. You want nothing more than to relax and spend time at home. This bed you are in and this room is all a dreadful nightmare to you and your loved ones. This hospital is nowhere to face death. With death already being a depressing hardship people and their families endure why don’t we change the way we die (Miller)? Now counter that feeling of depression and the mechanical sense of a hospital with the warmth of your bed and the comfort of your home. Everything around you is familiar. Vibrant colors, rugged or wooden floors, furniture placed around in a decorative manner. All the cozy comfort one could possibly ask for. Out of those two choices the latter is the much more appealing choice for most anyone. This comparison illustrates the differences between the comfort of a hospital and the comfort one faces when receiving palliative care. Which would you rather undergo when facing the inevitable? To Miller, the speaker of my TED talk, the difference and choice is obvious. Having been near death and bed ridden in a hospital, Miller sees the stark distinctions between that experience and those he witnesses daily while working for palliative care where he sees the positive effects family members have of seeing their family members comfortable, doctors caring for your needs, and a much more personal

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