End of Life Ethics

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1. The goal of health care is to ________.

  a. promote health

  b. prevent disease

  c. avoid premature death

  d. all 3

2. The values of the ___ are to inform medical treatment decisions.

  a. physician

  b. patient

  c. family

  d. society

3. The right to decide what treatment will be done to yourself is called _______.

  a. autonomy

  b. privacy

  c. truthfulness

  d. all 3

4. An Advance Directive is a legal document to assure ___ health care choices.

  a. difficult

  b. past

  c. present

  d. future

5. You will receive ___ medical care if you do not have an advance directive.

  a. little

  b. full

  c. no

  d. reluctant

6. A person's expected and acceptable Quality of Life usually ___.

  a. changes with time

  b. stays the same

  c. becomes irrelevant

7. A common reason why treatment may be withheld is ___.

  a. the patient's own choice

  b. an undesirable resulting quality of life

  c. the treatment just prolongs dying

  d. all 3

8. Life-sustaining treatment may be ___

  a. curative

  b. palliative

  c. both curative and palliative

  d. curative but not palliative

9. To allow a patient to experience unbearable pain is ________.

  a. sometimes a good thing

  b. unethical

  c. ethical

  d. lawful

10. When patients are seriously ill, CPR may ___.

  a. not work

  b. only partially work

  c. leave the patient brain damaged

  d. all 3

11. An examination of ___ data may help determine if a given treatment is futile.

  a. diagnostic

  b. prognostic

  c. admission

  d. historical

12. A DNR- do not resuscitate- order tell medical professionals not to ___.

  a. give an injection

  b. give fluids

  c. perform CPR

  d. give oxygen