For this week’s assignment, you will be asked to view a 14-minute long clip from the CBS 60 Minutes program titled “The Cost of Dying: End of Life Care”. Click here to access the video or use the words “You Tube The Cost of Dying CBS 60 Minutes” in your search engine.
After watching the video clip, answer the following questions:
- What political, social, economic, and/or cultural factors can you identify as the cause of the ever increasing cost of end-of-life care? (i.e., how did we get to this point as a society?)
- What solution(s) would you propose to address the rising cost of end-of-life care and promote dignity to the dying? Be explicit and comprehensive in your responses here and use evidence-based rationale to support your statements.
- What are the limitations of the current system of Advance Directives? (i.e., why are patients still being subjected to the futility of hospital care even in the presence of Advance Directives?
Review the Discussion Board Posts Description & Grading Rubric listed in the syllabus prior to completing this activity.