End-of-life issues are accompanied by ethical considerations, and their inclusion in the matter is critical. According to the researchers, the evolution of medical science contributes to the development of methods allowing individuals to make decisions on their care (Karnik & Kanekar, 2016). However, this situation is complicated by the inability of healthcare providers to establish their roles and responsibility in the process (Karnik & Kanekar, 2016). Moreover, the protection of the patients’ interests is a controversial aspect of end-of-life decisions.
From my perspective, all people have a right to choose the appropriate care in each case. However, it does not indicate that everyone can resort to such drastic measures. Decisions on the end of life can be ethical only if the doctor’s responsibility and competence are established, and the patient is dealing with health issues that prevent him from having a quality life.
The growth of health psychology
The growth of health psychology is conditional upon a variety of factors relating to the changes in the world. The principal circumstance contributing to its development is the increased attention of people to their lifestyle choices (“Health,” 2020). It serves as the basis for health management and promotes the psychological aspect of the process. In this way, the desire to reach a state of optimal well-being and self-care practices define the popularity of health psychology.
Another factor that explains the growth of the field is the scholars’ attempts to examine the link between emotions and the physical state of the human body. Thus, the efforts of health psychologists improve the understanding of the former by physicians and medical professionals for the benefit of their patients (“Health,” 2020). As a result, their work becomes more efficient in terms of managing chronic pain, physical rehabilitation, and addiction treatment.
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Karnik, S., & Kanekar, A. (2016). Ethical issues surrounding end-of-life care: A narrative review. Healthcare, 4(2). Web.