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Inpatient Facilities and Services
Hospital Transformation in the United States
➢ In the US, hospitals have come a long way since their early days as places for the poor
and sick people, called almshouses and pesthouses, respectively. As medicine has
improved, hospitals have become places where people get expert care and cutting-edge
surgeries (Shi & Singh, 2021).
➢ This change was a turning point; it marked the shift from safe havens to places where
patients could get expert medical care. Over the last few decades, there have been more
changes. For example, hospitals are merging more and more to form more extensive,
more integrated health systems.
➢ These healthcare systems take a whole-person approach because they offer services from
emergency care to getting better after being sick or hurt.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Patient Care
➢ When making hard medical decisions in healthcare, moral problems can arise. These
worries become more apparent when considering end-of-life care and medicines that keep
people alive.
➢ The four main ideas that support medical ethics are respect, doing good, not harming, and
fairness. Healthcare providers should value their patients’ decision-making rights (Shi &
Singh, 2021).
➢ Doctors and nurses have a job to help their patients and must put their care first, which
could mean giving free services to peo …
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