Palliative Ethics

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1. Medical ethics is primarily a field of applied ethics, the study of moral ___ and judgments as they apply to medicine.

  a. orders

  b. thinking

  c. issues

  d. values


2. Hippocrates was the ancient __ physician of 4th century BC. Hippocrates (460-380 BC)

  a. Roman

  b. Hebrew

  c. Greek

  d. Egyptian


3. ___________ means that the patient has the right to choose or refuse the treatment

  a. justice

  b. dignity

  c. autonomy

  d. beneficence


4. Whereas relief of pain is a core ethical duty in medicine, it is observed that pain is the ___ neglected aspect in medical care.

  a. never

  b. seldom

  c. least

  d. most


5. In practice, the dying of an incurable patient is medically recognized as a ____ process.

  a. unnatural

  b. natural

  c. critical

  d. uncritical


6. Telling the truth is one of the components of autonomy - ___ principle of contemporary medical ethics.

  a. the main

  b. a secondary

  c. an uncommon

  d. a often helpful


7. Studies on palliative care reveal numerous positive outcomes for patients, their families, and hospitals, yet only ___% of American hospitals have some sort of palliative care program.

  a. 10

  b. 20

  c. 30

  d. 40


8. Palliative care is provided through comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, and ___ needs of patients, while remaining sensitive to their personal, cultural, and religious values and beliefs.

  a. spiritual

  b. economic

  c. emotional

  d. general


9. The basic philosophy of palliative care is to achieve the best quality of life for patients even when their illness ___ be cured.

  a. can

  b. cannot

  c. may not

  d. should not


10. Historically, palliative care has been provided most often to ___________ patients.

  a. stroke

  b. heart disease

  c. home

  d. cancer