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Questions for Discussion
The financial issues of billing and reimbursement are an unavoidable fact of present healthcare decision making in end-of-life treatment.
- Is it possible to provide appropriate care to patients while working within these financial constraints? Explain.
- Is the influence of these constraints on decision making necessarily hard-hearted?
- How can a healthcare system operate within such a framework and still preserve such virtues as compassion and empathy?