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Ethical issues are central in the health care industry, especially when working with elderly people. Currently the humanity faces a problem of an aging population and the number of people after their 65 increases dramatically. So, the primary preparation of the health care providers needs to be conducted in order to meet the requirements of older adults.
The important point to note is that the development of useful health care policy options is a stable foundation of a future economic reality. Thus, those renewed strategies should be more beneficial and valuable for a new generation of taxpayers along with older population. In this way, developing and identifying new economic and social options for US citizens would be a step forward adaptation of multigenerational social institutions. In addition, the economic burden on a person will go up as people spend more years in retirement and reach ages that require more health care and other services (National Academy on an Aging Society, 2016).
Nurses interact with a client in the way that is required. Indeed, working with geriatric population claims for specific principles and issues such as cultural barriers, education of nurses, end-of-life wishes and lifestyle choices. This takes us to the heart of the matter. The health delivery process is connected with respect, commitment to patient and competence of a nurse (Nursingworld.org, 2016). However, the most arguable ethical issue is the end-of-life care. It is essential to respect, support and fulfill individuals’ last wishes. An appropriate and professional behavior of a nurse can prevent a conflicting scenario of the situation that may arise.
In summary, such demographic shift provoked people to cope with the influence of an aging society. The ethical duties of a nurse take an extremely influential part in the process of adaptation of new policies to meet people’s needs.
Nursingworld.org. (2016). Ethics: Ethical Challenges in the Care of Elderly Persons. Retrieved 20 January 2016, from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/Columns/Ethics/EthicalChallenges.html
National Academy on an Aging Society. (2016). Public Policy & Aging Report: America’s Opportunity/The Potential Of An Aging Society. Retrieved 21 January 2016, from https://www.alaseniorliving.org/files/attachments/Public%20Policy%20%26%20Aging%20Report%20fall%202011.pdf