Advance Directives

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1. With an advance Directive (AD) you can accept or refuse medical care. There are many issues to address, including __________.

  a. dialysis

  b. breathing mashines

  c. tube feeding

  d. all or any of the 3


2. Patients are ___ entitled to complete information about their illness and how it may affect their lives.

  a. not

  b. fully

  c. sometimes

  d. often


3. ___ are legal documents which allow people to convey their decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time.

  a. Advanced Description

  b. Advance Directive

  c. Directive

  d. all 3


4. Ideally, the process of discussing and writing an advance directive should be ___.

  a. done in 2 hours

  b. done in one sitting

  c. done with the family present

  d. ongoing


5. A(n) ___ is important so that patients can give instructions about distribution of their money and property when they die.

  a. Advance Directive

  b. will

  c. special living will

  d. notarized instruction


6. A decision not to receive "aggressive medical treatment is __ the same as withholding all medical care.

  a. not

  b. always

  c. often

  d. generally


7. A health care proxy is an agent (___)appointed to make patient's medical decisions if the patient is unable to do so.

  a. Advance Directive

  b. paper

  c. person

  d. living will


8. Each state has ____ laws for creating advance directives.

  a. the same

  b. their own

  c. identical

  d. any of the 3


9. Predicting what treatment patients will want at the end of life is complicated by the patient's ___.

  a. age

  b. illness

  c. ability of medicine to sustain life

  d. all 3


10. Less than ___ % of the severely or terminally ill patients studied had an advance directive in their medical record.

  a. 30

  b. 40

  c. 50

  d. 60


11. Only ___ % of patients with an advance directive had received input from their physician in its development

  a. 2

  b. 12

  c. 22

  d. 32


12. ___________ of people who die in the USA are Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over, and most die from chronic conditions.

  a. 60-65%

  b. 70-75%

  c. 80-85%

  d. 90-95%