Health Care: Responsible Social Priorities

Ida M. Martinson

Article Type: Face to Face

Publication Date: 1/1/1994

Paired Article (Face to Face): Health Care: Responsible Christian Stewardship

Issue: Baptism (Vol. 14, No 1, Winter, 1994)

Four things strike me to be of uppermost concern as we consider plans to meet our health care needs. First, coverage must meet the most widespread needs, not simply acute care needs; second, a well functioning home care program must be in place in order to reduce and perhaps avoid the high costs of reinstitutionalization; third, we must deal head on with prolongation of dying; fourth, we need the wisest and most effective use of health care personnel. Whatever health care system is put in place should meet these needs.

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