Medical Law And Ethics Chapt 5 & 6

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  • 1. 
    Dumping of patients is considered to be:
    • A. 

      Completely acceptable

    • B. 

      Is acceptable when it affects the hospitals profits

    • C. 

      Is a federal offense

    • D. 

      Can be done if the hospital administrator approves it

  • 2. 
    Physicians have the right to refuse treatment to patients in non-emergency patients.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Physicians have the right to withdraw from caring for a patient for whatever reason.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Physicians have a responsibility to improve health in the community.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If a physician withdraws from care of a patient without notice, this action may result in:
    • A. 

      Nothing, the physician may withdraw from care as is best fit for he/she

    • B. 

      False imprinsoment charges

    • C. 

      Abandoment charges

    • D. 

      Nothing, it is the patient respinsibility to find care

  • 6. 
    The following disease is considered reportable to the state department of health:
    • A. 

      Herpes

    • B. 

      Common cold

    • C. 

      AIDS

    • D. 

      UTI

  • 7. 
    A 22 year old patient comes in for lab results. The HIV test is positive. She tells you anxiously not to notify her husband because he will kill her. The patient also tells you that she was on vacation with some friend a few months ago in the Caribbean, and had several sexual partners. What is the next best step?
    • A. 

      Honor the patients confidentiality

    • B. 

      Call her husband right away

    • C. 

      Call the department of health

    • D. 

      Persuade the patient to tell her partner

  • 8. 
    Confidentiality may be overidden in an life threathening situation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    To properly identify patients you should in a healthcare setting you should:
    • A. 

      Ask his or her name

    • B. 

      Ask the date of birth

    • C. 

      Ask their address

    • D. 

      Have patient state their name and date of birth

  • 10. 
    An indigent patient is one who is:
    • A. 

      Able to pay all medical expenses upfront

    • B. 

      Is unable to pay for medical expenses

    • C. 

      Has HIV

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Abandonment may be avoided by
    • A. 

      Writing to another doctor about the case

    • B. 

      Giving informal notice of withdrawal from a case

    • C. 

      Declaring the patient indigent

    • D. 

      Giving formal notice of withdrawal from a case

  • 12. 
     Minor children may receive life-saving treatment
    • A. 

      Even though the parents refuse

    • B. 

      If they choose to receive it

    • C. 

      When grandparents override the wishes of the parents

    • D. 

      If it is profitable for the hospital

  • 13. 
    The adult patient has a right to  
    • A. 

      Expect the appropriate standard of care

    • B. 

      Deny any treatment

    • C. 

      Have his or her medical information protected

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
     The patient's signature on an informed consent form indicates
    • A. 

      Understanding of the limits or risks in the pending treatment

    • B. 

      Expressed consent

    • C. 

      Understanding of the treatment options

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Patients who indicate by their behavior that they will accept a procedure are providing
    • A. 

      Implied consent

    • B. 

      Expressed consent

    • C. 

      Informed consent

    • D. 

      None

  • 16. 
     Failure to perform an action that a reasonable person would have committed in a similar situation is
    • A. 

      Malfeacence

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Assumption of risks

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    Performing a wrong and illegal act is considered (such as practicing without a license)
    • A. 

      Nonfeasance

    • B. 

      Malfeasance

    • C. 

      Misfeasance

    • D. 

      This is acceptable if done occasionally

  • 18. 
     The thing speaks for itself applies to the law of negligence and is the doctrine of
    • A. 

      Res ipsa loquitur

    • B. 

      Compensatory damages

    • C. 

      Preponderance of evidence

    • D. 

      Respondeat superior

  • 19. 
    The most common defense provided by the defendant in a case is called
    • A. 

      Denial defense

    • B. 

      Assumption of risk

    • C. 

      Borrowed servant

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 20. 
    When an employer lends an employee to someone else, this is called
    • A. 

      Comparative negligence

    • B. 

      Fraud

    • C. 

      Borrowed servant doctrine

    • D. 

      This is illegal

  • 21. 
    The statute of limitations for a case begins to run
    • A. 

      When the plaintiff sues the defendant

    • B. 

      When the injury is discovered

    • C. 

      Two years after the injury

    • D. 

      Anytime

  • 22. 
    Responsibility for action in employment is ultimately assigned to the
    • A. 

      Employer

    • B. 

      Employee

    • C. 

      Co-workers

    • D. 

      Supervisor

  • 23. 
    Data, such as birth and death dates, are used by the government to
    • A. 

      Determine population trends and needs

    • B. 

      Encourage planning and zoning in a community

    • C. 

      Determine the tax base for a community

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 24. 
    A single 16 year old female patient becomes pregnant with her boyfriend. The patient presents to the clinic for her first prenatal appointment. She lives with her mother. She is unemployed and is a student at the local high school. Which of the following statements is most accurate about this patient?
    • A. 

      Is considered a mature minor for this appointment

    • B. 

      She is a emancipated minor

    • C. 

      Needs consent before her prenatal appointment

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 25. 
    Parental consent is required in this case:
    • A. 

      A minor in nonemergency cases

    • B. 

      An 18 year old who is single

    • C. 

      A 16 year old in the military who is self supporting

    • D. 

      A married 18 year old

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