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chapter 12

Assignment and Quiz Questions

QuestionAnswer
Coma is best defined as A condition of deep stupor from which the person cannot be roused by external stimuli.
Persons said to be in a persistent vegetative state: Have severe brain damage
An authorization in advance to withdraw artificial life support is: An advance directive
which of the following best describes grief? An emotion one feels when loss has occured
Technically, death results from: Loss of oxygen
which legislation established organ procurement and transplantation networks in the United States? National Organ Transplant Act
Before pronouncing a non responsive and unconscious patient dead, physicians may perform certain test. which of the following is not a prescribed test for determining death? Cannot stand unaided
The Greek term for "good death" is: Euthanasia
Which of the following behaviors is probably most helpful to a dying person? Giving the person your attention and listening well
Recent reports also indicate a continuing decline in the number of all autopsies performed in the United States. Of what value is a non-mandatory autopsy performed after a hospital patient dies? *Helps determine cause of death *Helps advance medical knowledge about disease *Help reassure family members of the deceased that everything possible had been done for their loved one.
A document serving to appoint an individual, chosen by the patient, to represent the patient's interests is a(n): Advance directive
A form of advance directive that allows hospital patients to tell health care practitioners not to revive them if breathing stops is called a: Do not resuscitate order (DNR)
Recent reports indicate a decline in the number of non-mandatory autopsies performed in hospitals. which of the following is a probable reason for the decline? Family members of deceased patients are often reluctant to give permission for an autopsy
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's five stages of coping with a death or with a terminal illness do not include which of the following: ALL ARE INCLUDED: *bargaining *Depression *Acceptance
which of the following is a modern-day custom regarding death? Holding a funeral
The purpose of the Uniform Determination of Death Act was to: Define guidelines for determining when death actually occurs.
The uniform Determination of Death Act defines____ as a means of determining when death actually occurs. Brain Death
Which of the following is not true of the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act? Was repealed in 1994
which of the following is true of death in the united states in the twenty-first century? Most deaths occur in hospitals.
Landmark events in the right to die movement include: *The Terry Shiavo case *The Karen Ann Quinlan case *The nancy Cruzan case
which of the following is true of organ transplants? Prospective donors should inform family members of their wishes.
The patient self-determination Act does not provide for: Legal prosecution of health care practitioners who influence a patient's decision in preparing an advance directive.
which of the following is not true of the stages of grief? All grieving people progress through the stages in order.
which legislation paved the way for organ transplantation in the United States? Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
care provided to relieve pain and make a patient's last days as comfortable as possible is referred to as: Palliative care
The right to die movement is largely responsible for educating people about: Advance directives
Physician-assisted suicide is legal: presently, only in 4 states
If one has six months or less to live, he or she is said to be: Terminally Ill
before the twentieth century, death most likely occurred : At home
The uniform anatomical gift act does not include the provisions that: Organs are not accepted from patients over 60 years of age.
A persistent vegetative state (PVS) exists as a result of severe mental impairment, characterized by irreversible cessation of the higher functions of the brain, most often caused by damage to which of the following organs? Cerebral cortex
The 1989 Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act Serves as a Guideline for state legislatures in constructing laws addressing which of the following? Advanced directives
Which of the following correctly describes an aspect of hospice care? Most in-home hospice programs are independently run.
How is health care proxy different than a durable power of attorney? A health care proxy can only make health care decisions.
What aspect of death and dying did the late Elisabeth Kubler-Ross,MD, describe? The coping methods of persons who are grieving.
A patient asks his physician "can you help me die in peace?" The physician agrees to withhold medical treatment for this patient. This is an example of what type of euthanasia? passive
for patients to be eligible for hospice care, physicians usually must certify that they are not expected to live beyond how many months? 6
A physician suggests hospice care for a patient with aggressive brain cancer that is not responding to curative care. which of the following is true about hospice care? It is not designed to target the underlying disease process
according to the uniform determination of death act, which of the following is a criteria for death? Entire brain ceases to function
Palliative care programs are available in hospitals, in the U.S., what is the approximate percentage of hospitals that have palliative care programs? 40%
what was the purpose of the creation of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act? To allow individuals to donate their bodies to science after death
Technically, it can be said that death results from a lack of: Oxygen
A patient dies under suspicious conditions, which of the following might occur to determine cause of this patient's death? Autopsy
Increasingly, schools that train health providers are offering courses in thanatology. what is the focus of this course of study? Death and psychological methods of coping with it
Passed in 1984, what does national organ transplant Act address? Distribution of organs
From which ancient custom do wakes held today originate? Keeping watch over the deceased hoping life would return
According to a 2013 study done by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), how many of the 125 U.S. Medical schools offer courses on death and dying? 5
In 1967, what entity devised the original living will? Euthanasia society
An early custom for mourners was to go barefoot and to wear sackcloth and ashes. what was the purpose of this practice? To avoid making the dead envious
A patient has been diagnosed with incurable lung cancer and it is determined that death is imminent. what type of care would best serve this patient? Palliative
For which of the following reasons did pagan tribes begin the custom of covering the face of the deceased with a sheet? They believed that the spirit of the deceased escaped through the mouth
The right to die first became a matter for the courts to deliberate in 1976, with the death of: Karen Ann Quinlan
Which of the following occurs in stage 5 of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's Grieving process? Acceptance
States have their own criteria for determining when death actually occurs, but most have adopted the definition of brain death proposed by which of the following? Uniform Determination of Death Act
which state law was the first state law passed to permit physician- assisted suicide in certain circumstances? Oregons Death with Dignity Act
Created by: Chani1711