Introduction To End-of-life care

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  • 1. 
    In the early 20th century, most Americans died:
    • A. 

      In a hospital intensive care unit.

    • B. 

      In a hospice unit.

    • C. 

      At home with family and friends present.

    • D. 

      In a nursing facility.

  • 2. 
    Today, death from sudden events such as a car accident or gunshot constitute what percentage of all deaths?
    • A. 

      40%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      Less than 10%

    • D. 

      Between 75 and 80%

  • 3. 
    According to a recent Gallup Poll, what percentage of Americans want to die at home?
    • A. 

      Less than 10%.

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      85%

  • 4. 
    Where do most Americans die today?
    • A. 

      In the hospital.

    • B. 

      In a nursing home.

    • C. 

      At home.

    • D. 

      At a hospice unit.

  • 5. 
    1. Which of the following is TRUE about the Medicare Hospice Benefit?
    a.       b.      It is only for people with cancer. c.       d.     
    • A. 

      If the patient is alive after 6 months, he/she cannot have more hospice care.

    • B. 

      It is only for people with cancer.

    • C. 

      If a patient is eligible for hospice, he/she can continue to get hospice services even if longer than 6 months.

    • D. 

      It is only for people over age 65 years old.

  • 6. 
    All of the following are true about care at Capital Hospice EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Patients must agree not to be resuscitated (i.e. DNR) to be admitted.

    • B. 

      Patients must be eligible for hospice services based on their disease but may not die for many months.

    • C. 

      Most care takes place at the patient’s primary residence.

    • D. 

      Patients are eligible for respite care to give caregivers a break.

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