Running Head HEALTH POLICY VALUES 1
Mypersonal beliefs constitute equality. It will allow me to providepatients with appropriate services in a competent manner, and it goesparallel with the ethical principle of justice. It also enablespatients from diverse backgrounds to access services, therefore,reducing costs. I also practice professionalism which will providesatisfaction to the patient by providing efficient and effectivehealthcare services as per the current clinical standards, leading toappreciation by the customers, cost saving by not being involved incases of neglect while sticking to the ethics of beneficence(Mosadeghrad, 2014).
Anothervalue I possess is friendliness which will enables me to providequality care through building of good relationships with thepatients, which allows the patients to trust me and cooperate duringthe treatment process. I am culturally diverse too, and this wouldenable me to understand my patients from their culture which in turnwill allow for quality cost effective services (Mosadeghrad, 2014).
Ido believe in the afterlife, and this will help with patients whowonder what will happen to them when they die. It helps with thepatients who are dealing with the mental suffering of their ailments.With this belief, I will be able to provide comfortable care topatients when cure is not possible and offer them faith in healingwhich brings about acceptance of illness and peace with one`s life(Rogers & Wattis, 2015).
Accordingto my understanding, Medicaid policy is positively informed, and ifapplied correctly it will allow many people to access affordablemedical attention. This is because of it focuses on increasing healthcoverage to people with low incomes and those who are homeless. Italso seeks to provide housing which will go a long way in ensuringpopulation’s health (Health Affairs, 2016).
Inreligion, we are taught to be caring and concerned for others. Basedon this, I have developed a mental state that allows me to agree withthe policy that focuses on the betterment of society, for it willultimately lead to better mental health, psychological state, andoptimism due to less stress (Rumun, 2014). Having worked at sheltersand volunteering to feed and help the homeless has enabled me to befamiliarized with their plight and according to Warden (2014),engaging with people when they are in pain, and showing empathyallows for connections at times of suffering.
Ibelong to a social democratic ideology class I believe a countryshould commit more policies to public health and social serviceexpenditures which will in turn benefit all persons in the society(Jing, Zizi & Heng, 2012). This view makes me opposed to most ofthe current health policies that focus on privatization which bringsabout inequality in the dispensation of medical services (Jing, Zizi& Heng, 2012).
Thereis an inconsistency in my belief that only social democracy canprovide the necessary tools for inclusive healthcare, this has beendisapproved by liberal democracy which allowed Medicare to existdespite its exclusive nature (Heuvel, 2016). Faith in the afterlifein religion offers relief on what is to come but does not relieve thepresent physical pain, thus giving while taking at the same time.Additionally, it may not work on the unreligious or those who do notpossess faith in anything.
Ihave also discovered that personal values and religious beliefs arenot independent in determining the quality of care a patientreceives, the cost an institution accrues, or social satisfaction. Itis dependent on other factors as leadership, patient views, andbeliefs for it to be effective.
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