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Health and Society: Chapter 14

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.

Question 1:


a) Invested parties do not necessarily share the same perspective.
b) There is a clear line between right and wrong.
c) There are a lack of standards to dictate conduct and practice of health care professionals.
d) Everyone has equal access to health care resources.

Question 2:


a) Philosophical perspectives
b) Empirical data
c) Theological beliefs
d) Medicalization

Question 3:


a) Determining essential services
b) A shortage of health care workers to provide care
c) The ability to give informed consent prior to receiving care
d) Outlining standards of practice for physicians

Question 4:


a) The physician–patient relationship can be jeopardized if common ground is not found.
b) Physicians may exert pressure on patients to adopt a course of treatment they are uncomfortable with.
c) The patient will always follow the physician’s treatment plan.
d) Both a and b

Question 5:


a) Lack of income
b) Social isolation
c) The weather
d) Lack of competent health care providers

Question 6:


a) It provides the bulk of care.
b) Primary care physicians are equally distributed.
c) Patients require a referral from a primary care physician to access medical specialists.
d) Lack of access increases the burden on other aspects of the health care system.

Question 7:


a) Unintended injury or complication resulting in disability, death, or prolonged hospital stay that is caused by health care management
b) Unintended injury or complication resulting in disability, death, or prolonged hospital stay that is caused by the patient’s underlying disease process
c) A breach in the standard of care provided by a health care provider
d) Developing a strategy to prevent medical errors

Question 8:


a) Prior to World War II, deaths were quicker and often the result of an infectious disease.
b) Prior to World War II, deaths were more prolonged and often the result of an infectious disease.
c) Medical technology has changed the nature of death.
d) Both a and c

Question 9:


a) Competency and adverse events
b) Determining when the end of life should occur and cost
c) Competency and determining when the end of life should occur
d) Competency and cost

Question 10:


a) Animals who are used as participants in medical research
b) Paid human participants in medical research
c) A species of rodent
d) Researchers conducting medical research



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