End of Life Care

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1. The time at the end of life is ___ for each person.

  a. similar

  b. the same

  c. different

  d. complex

2. Doctors might be fearful of installing false ___ in the dying patient.

  a. expectations

  b. hope

  c. faith

  d. information

3. Everyone has different needs, but some ____are common to most dying patients. These include fear of abandonment and fear of being a burden.

  a. emotions

  b. characteristics

  c. issues

  d. problems

4. Certain signs and symptoms can help a caregiver anticipate when death is near.

  a. true

  b. false

  c. mostly true

  d. mostly false

5. Patients have the right to make decisions about their own ____.

  a. diagnosis

  b. treatment

  c. tests

6. Advance directives are ____ documents.

  a. informal

  b. formal

  c. legal

  d. personal

7. The typical hospice patient has a life expectancy of ___ months or less.

  a. 3

  b. 6

  c. 9

  d. 12

8. Addressing religious or spiritual believes has been viewed as the domain of the hospital ____ or a patient's religious leader.

  a. chaplain

  b. social worker

  c. nurse

  d. doctor

9. "Looking back, I see this as a sad departure, almost an abandonment. They were there to help her try to live, but they were not there to help her ___."

  a. cope

  b. understand

  c. die

  d. be comfortable.

10. Acknowledging the role of all healthcare professionals in ____, a group developed a four-stage model that allows healthcare professionals deliver spiritual care.

  a. care

  b. treatment

  c. social support

  d. spirituality

11. ____ is a health insurance program for the elderly or disabled administered by the federal government, providing payment for hospice care.

  a. medicaid

  b. medicare

  c. SMS

  d. Social security

12. A health care ___ is a person appointed to make a patient's medical decisions if the patient is unable to do so.

  a. provider

  b. proxy

  c. designate

  d. professional