The End of Life Option Act – Test

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1. What factor is not considered in evaluating a patient’s appropriateness for the End of Life Option Act?

 a. Mental capacity b. Ability to swallow the required amount of liquid c. The family’s feeling about it d. 6 months or less to live verified by two doctors

2. A patient’s capacity must be determined by a mental health practitioner.

 True False

3. A patient has a right to suspend treatment, even when they are not terminally ill or in a coma

 True False

4. A parent can employ the end of life option act on behalf of their child under the age of 18.

 True False

5. Name one of two roles of an ethics committee.

 a. Cost control b. Risk management c. Quality assurance d. Case consultation e. Make and enforce treatment decisions f. Medical center watchdog g. Make recommendations only, not decisions

6. Dr. Shavelson spoke of his hope that one entity, in particular, would become increasingly involved with managing the End of Life Option Act. That entity was:

 a. The primary care physician b. Hospice organizations c. Hospital ethics committees d. Mental health counselors