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Ethical decision making has become more complex because:

a. The Hippocratic Oath has long been outdated.

b. Society today is steeped in immorality.

c. Organizational priorities and financial pressures affect everyday decisions.

d. There are just so many more rules today than in earlier times.

At the center of the patient–therapist relationship is:

a. Loyalty.

b. Affection.

c. Sincerity.

d. Trust.

Healthcare ethics are unique because:

a. Patients are vulnerable.

b. A lot of money is involved.

c. Healthcare workers care about people.

d. Patients have complete autonomy.

An evolving standard of autonomy supports patients but must be balanced with:

a. Demonstrated skills in ethical decision making.

b. A willingness to partner responsibly with their provider.

c. Effective use of the Internet to gather facts about their care.

d. Absence of mental or emotional issues.

Beneficence means:

a. Being kind.

b. Doing little harm.

c. Ensuring services for all.

d. Encouraging independence.

Nonmaleficence means:

a. First of all, assess your patient.

b. Not being malicious.

c. Doing no harm.

d. Avoiding malpractice.

Justice means:

a. Fairness.

b. Judgment.

c. Sincerity.

d. Legal.

Veracity means:

a. Paternalism.

b. Therapeutic privilege.

c. Legitimacy.

d. Truthfulness founded on a respect for persons.


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