Palliative care MCQs Quiz With Answers

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Boost your knowledge with this palliative care MCQs quiz with answers that we have made for you. Based on your clinical experience and studying, you can attempt to take this quiz. If you think you are very intelligent in this subject, then try to score as much as at least 70. Give your best, and not only will it be a self-assessment, but you will also learn more. Best of luck to you with this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mr. Wright is seen in the office for a follow-up of his coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus. During the interview, which comment MOST SUGGESTS psychological distress?
    • A. 

      “My leg hurts right here.”

    • B. 

      “I’m so worried about my wife.”

    • C. 

      “I don’t know how I’ll get to my appointment.”

    • D. 

      “Why did I get this disease?”

  • 2. 
    Mrs. DeGilio is an 84-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis affecting her hands, feet, and knees. Today she notes increased swelling and pain in her knees. An important question in pain assessment is:
    • A. 

      Have you noticed a fever?

    • B. 

      How does it affect your life?

    • C. 

      Have you lost weight?

    • D. 

      How are you feeling overall?

  • 3. 
    Neuropathic pain is:
    • A. 

      Usually treated with anti-inflammatory agents

    • B. 

      A result of disordered nerve function

    • C. 

      Due to direct stimulation of intact nociceptors

    • D. 

      Rarely responsive to opioid analgesics

  • 4. 
    Mr. Martin has locally advanced transitional cell cancer of the bladder with chronic pelvic and abdominal pain.  Which of the following is MOST IMPORTANT in determining the maximum dose of oral morphine during dose titration?
    • A. 

      Pain relief

    • B. 

      Respiratory depression

    • C. 

      Risk of overstepping regulatory limits

    • D. 

      Strength of pill

  • 5. 
    Pharmacologic tolerance develops to all of the following side effects of opioid analgesics EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Sedation

    • B. 

      Constipation

    • C. 

      Respiratory depression

    • D. 

      Nausea

  • 6. 
    All of the following are key elements of palliative care EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Pain and symptom management

    • B. 

      Psychological and spiritual support

    • C. 

      Getting the patient to be DNR

    • D. 

      Coordination of care

  • 7. 
    The single MOST IMPORTANT feature that defines opioid drug addiction (psychological dependence) is:
    • A. 

      An increasing need for the drug over time

    • B. 

      Complaint of pain exceeding that expected for a given medical problem

    • C. 

      Development of withdrawal when the drug is stopped

    • D. 

      Evidence of adverse life consequences from drug use

  • 8. 
    Every 12 hours, Mr. Kelly has been taking 60 mg of long-acting morphine. The best initial order for breakthrough short-acting morphine is:
    • A. 

      10 mg q4

    • B. 

      15 mg q4

    • C. 

      30 mg q4

    • D. 

      45 mg q4

  • 9. 
    The single MOST IMPORTANT supplemental therapy to consider at the time of starting patients on opioids for pain is:
    • A. 

      NSAIDs for adjuvant pain

    • B. 

      Laxatives for constipation

    • C. 

      Anti-depressants to supplement pain relief

    • D. 

      Anti-emetic to treat nausea

  • 10. 
    You are completing a family meeting for a patient with moderately advanced Alzheimer’s type dementia in which you have been describing the nature and likely course of the disease.  The patient is unable to participate.  In concluding the meeting, it is MOST IMPORTANT to:
    • A. 

      Summarize the plan for care

    • B. 

      Tell the family that all is gonna be okay.

    • C. 

      Make them feel strong.

    • D. 

      None of these

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