Week 4 DiscussionLong-Term Care in the U.S.Determine the average daily cost of nursing home care in your state. Discuss the funding options (public and private) that exist to pay for long-term care. What policy and financing recommendations would you make to ensure that long-term care is available for everyone who needs the services in the U.S.? Please justify your answer.Rationing of Healthcare ServicesHealthcare services can be rationed by governmental rationing or by allowing those who can afford the services to purchase the services. If you were the chairperson of a medical ethics committee faced with the decision concerning which of the following patients would receive a heart transplant what decision would you make and what justification would you give to the families of each of the patients for making that decision?Patient 2: A forty-six-year-old unemployed auto worker with a history of alcohol use and smoking suffered a heart attack and will die within one month if he does not receive a heart transplant. The patient does not have health insurance nor does he have the resources to pay for the procedure.
2In Hustons (2010) brief, but impressive article (required reading this week), the author outlines several leadership competencies that EVERY nurse leader will need for 2020. That year is not too far in the future, is it?Select one of the eight leadership competencies Huston described and relate it to your own leadership of nurses and nursing. This should promote a robust discussion as we come from different clinical and nonclinical perspectives.Discuss how the BSN-prepared nurse can assist a nurse leader in the budgeting process by contributing data readily available to the staff nurse.Huston, C. (2010). What skills will the nurse leaders of 2020 need? (2010). Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 16(6), 1415. The link to the article may be found in the Syllabus, or the Week 7 Assignments page.