Chapter 17 End-of-Life Care

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Chapter 17  End-of-Life Care

 

 

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1.
In the past three to four decades, the profession of nursing has been increasingly involved in care of the dying. What has led to this increased focus?
A)
Decreased publicity surrounding life-threatening illness
B)
Focus of health care providers on prevention
C)
Larger numbers of people dying in the hospital
D)
Demographic changes in the population

2.
Nurses are often members of the ethical committees formed within hospitals to address numerous ethical issues. Which of the following has raised the most troubling ethical issues?
A)
Increase in cultural diversion
B)
Staffing shortages in health care
C)
The increased cost of health care
D)
The ability of technology to prolong life beyond meaningful quality of life

3.
A patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease refuses to accept the diagnosis and refuses to comply with treatment. What is the psychosocial purpose of this strategy?
A)
The patient is trying to protect loved ones from the emotional effects of the illness.
B)
The patient is being noncompliant.
C)
The patient is afraid of treatment.
D)
The patient understands that treatment will have no benefit.

4.
The issue of assisted suicide is opposed by nursing and medical organizations as a violation of the ethical traditions of nursing and medicine. Which of the following would be an example of assisted suicide?
A)
Administering a lethal dose of medication
B)
Administering a morphine infusion
C)
Granting a patient’s request not to initiate enteral feeding when the patient is unable to eat
D)
Neglecting to resuscitate a patient with a “do not resuscitate” status

5.
Nurses play a role in the delivery of palliative care, which may extend beyond the patient with a cancer diagnosis. What is the goal of palliative care?
A)
Improve the patient’s and family’s quality of life.
B)
Support aggressive treatment for cure.
C)
Provide physical support for the patient.
D)
Allow the patient to develop a separate plan with each discipline of the health care team.

 

Answer Key

1.
D
2.
D
3.
A
4.
A
5.
A

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