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3. Radical individualism is the view that some patients have very strong and extreme political
views.
4. Informed consent refers to a formalized procedure whereby patients consent to treatment
usually in writing.
5. If doctors kept patient information strictly confidential there would be no moral issues.
6. Behavior control in bioethics refers to technologies that alter a person’s behavior with or
without their consent.
7. In some cities in the US hyper kinetic children have not been allowed to go to school unless
their parents agree to give them a drug that slows down their activity levels.
8. Those strongly in favor of experiments on both humans and animals argue that anything that
advances scientific knowledge or aids humanity is justifiable.
9. Sexually transmitted diseases do not have to be reported by law.
10. Stem cells have the potential to become any kind of body cell.
MULTIPLE CHOICE
11. Paternalism in medicine is best captured in the phrase
a) doctors know best.
b) patients know best.
c) nurses know best.
d) all of the above.
12. The engineering model of doctor-patient relations suggests that
a) the patient is the engineer of his illness.
b) the doctor is a qualified technician treating and improving the body-machine.
c) the patient is valued above all else.
d) doctor and patient are part of a team.
13. That doctors should tell their patients what they want to know and when they want to know it
is referred to as the _____ approach to truth telling.
a) paternalistic
b) patient’s rights
c) moderate
d) worst
14. If doctors all agree that patient related-information is private then why is confidentiality an
issue?
a) Doctors find it difficult to keep quiet.
b) Doctors get paid from the newspapers for releasing secret information.
c) Doctors are known for breaking confidences.
d) Protecting the innocent.
15. The assumption behind informed consent is that
a) patients don’t understand their condition.
b) doctors might abuse their trust.
c) doctors and nurses often do things against a patient’s will.
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