1. Watch the CBS Ã¢60 MinutesÃ¢ segment The Cost of Dying. After you have watched the video and please go to the discussion board and answered the discussion board question which answers the following questions:
Do you agree or disagree with the physician who was interviewed in this segment? Explain your position, either pro or con.
Do you believe that medical services should be rationed to the elderly? Explain your position, either pro or con.
What do you think should be done to deal with this issue in the future? What is the nurse's role in all of this?
2. please go to the discussion board and answered the discussion board question which answers the following questions below:
Include a citation to the site where you retrieved your advance directive (if you obtained it online) or from your reading on advance directives.
Where did you obtain your advance directive forms? How accessible were the documents?
If you had to get them from someone else, did they have them readily available? Did they know what you wanted?
How difficult do you think it would be for a an older adult who is a layman (non nurse) to obtain and complete these forms?
Comment on the benefits of such forms for your family or the healthcare team in determining what you would want if you couldnÃ¢t speak for yourself.
What was the reaction of the person with whom you discussed your advance directives? Did the reaction surprise you?
How have your knowledge and opinion of advance directives changed as a result of this exercise?
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