Which challenges in long-term care system remain unmet? Why?.
Role of Technology in Long-Term Care
Using the South University Online Library and the Internet, find three articles describing the role technology will play in addressing the challenges ahead in long-term care. Summarize your findings and based on your learning, respond to the following questions:
Which challenges in long-term care system remain unmet? Why?
What changes can we expect to occur with the influx of baby boomers entering into the long-term care system?
Why do you think technology is important to long-term care? Support your answer with relevant examples.
What are the pros and cons of the implementation of technology in long-term care? Consider both providers and consumers while describing.
How does technology improve the type and quality of care received by long-term care consumers?
How important is the commitment by top management for the use of information technology in long-term care to be successful? Why?
How can the challenges be proactively addressed as opposed to being reactive?
Legal and Ethical Issues: Case Study
Cathy Smith, an eighty-eight-year-old woman, was admitted to the emergency room from the nursing facility with acute respiratory distress. Although Smith does not have a living will, her daughter Rose, a health care professional, has the power of attorney (POA) to make her mother’s health decisions.
Smith suffers from end-stage Alzheimer’s disease and recently experienced congestive heart failure. Her condition is alarming. The doctors want to place her on life-support equipment, including a ventilator. Smith’s son, Andrew, agrees with the doctor’s decision. However, Rose states her mother would never want to be placed on life-support machines to prolong her life.