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Assignment and Quiz Questions
|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:
|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):
|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.
|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:
|The right to die movement is largely responsible for educating people about:
|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:
|before the twentieth century, death most likely occurred :
|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?
|The 1989 Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act Serves as a Guideline for state legislatures in constructing laws addressing which of the following?
|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?
|for patients to be eligible for hospice care, physicians usually must certify that they are not expected to live beyond how many months?
|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?
|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:
|A patient dies under suspicious conditions, which of the following might occur to determine cause of this patient's death?
|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?
|In 1967, what entity devised the original living will?
|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?
|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?
|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