Healthcare Rationing at the End of Life Debate

As a gerontological nurse practitioner I often see dollars spent that actually conflict with some of the ethical principles that we strive to uphold when caring for the elderly (like nonmaleficence). When I was driving back from the Twin Cities a couple of weeks ago I listened to this debate which kept my attention from St. Cloud to Alexandria. I really felt like nursing should have been represented on the panel.

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/08/mpr_news_presents/

Victoria Teske RN, MS, GNP-BC
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing and Health Care Leadership
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

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