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End of Life Care

1.  Patients and their family members often want to know how long a person is expected to live.
A) True
B) False
2.  Dying patients often have concerns about loss of dignity and loss of control.
A) True
B) False
3.  What are the signs that death is approaching?
A) Drowsiness, increased sleep, and/or unresponsiveness
B) Confusion about time, place, and/or identity of loved ones
C) Loss of bladder or bowel control
D) All of the Above
4.  Do patients have the right to share or withhold information from others?
A) yes
B) no
5.  Patients have the right to make decisions about their own treatment.
A) True
B) False
6.  Advance directives include living wills, durable power of attorney and health care proxy.
A) True
B) False
7.  Advance directives provide a way for patients to communicate their wishes to family, friends and health care professionals.
A) True
B) False
8.  A living will is a set of instructions documenting a person's wishes about medical care intended to sustain life.
A) True
B) False
9.  What types of life-sustaining care should be considered in a living will?
A) the use of life-sustaining equipment
B) "do not resuscitate" orders
C) artificial hydration and nutrition
D) All of the Above
10.  A health care proxy is an agent (a person) appointed to make a patient's medical decisions if the patient is unable to.
A) True
B) False

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