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Health and Society: Chapter 12

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the Submit my answers button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.



Multiple Choice Questions



Question 1:


a) People who work in partnership with health care providers and take charge of their own health-related decisions
b) People whose primary responsibility is to submit to their physician’s authority and follow his or her directions as closely as possible
c) People who acknowledge their individual lack of knowledge and hire a physician to provide medical knowledge
d) People who regularly consume pharmaceutical drugs

Question 2:


a) They have not made significant policy changes.
b) They have introduced competitive mechanisms by increasing the range of services that individuals must pay to access.
c) They have decreased the number of services that individuals must pay to access.
d) They have added business training to medical schools.

Question 3:


a) They have not played a significant role.
b) They have increased the number of alternative treatments available.
c) They have fought to ensure individuals’ freedom to choose their own treatments.
d) They have provided social support for those in need.

Question 4:


a) Informed consumer
b) Expert client
c) Informed client
d) Empowered patient

Question 5:


a) To help them make informed decisions
b) To reduce power inequalities between patients and health care providers
c) To allow patients to self-diagnose their conditions
d) Both a and b

Question 6:


a) Bright paint colours
b) Asking staff to dress in scrubs only during procedures
c) Advertising to attract new patients
d) Valet parking

Question 7:


a) They have played no role.
b) They offer individuals the option of defining and dealing with pain and distress on their own terms.
c) They decrease the need for physicians.
d) They have decreased the incidence of chronic disease.

Question 8:


a) They are middle-class.
b) They depart from Western countries.
c) Their common destinations include South Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
d) Their numbers are decreasing.

Question 9:


a) Increase in health care costs in the Western world
b) The exotic appeal
c) An undersupply of health care practitioners
d) Both a and c

Question 10:


a) The websites where information is sought may not contain accurate medical information.
b) Providers are motivated by profit and may not properly explain the risks or side effects of treatment.
c) Practitioners in medical tourists’ home countries feel demoralized that patients aren’t choosing them but prefer to go abroad.
d) The host medical institution may not be bound by the same medical ethics.



True or False Questions



Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False

Question 16:


a) True
b) False

Question 17:


a) True
b) False

Question 18:


a) True
b) False

Question 19:


a) True
b) False

Question 20:


a) True
b) False