HSC 4652 EXAM 3 (8-11)

Flashcard maker : Brad Bledsoe
The __________ is essentially an amendment to the Federal Labor Standards Act that was passed to address wage disparities based on gender.
14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Equal Pay Act of 1963
11th Amendment to the US Constitution
Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Which medical professional, more than any other, generally sees the patient? This puts him or her in position to monitor the patient’s illness, response to medication, display of pain and discomfort, and general condition.

all of these answers are correct
physician
radiology technologist
nurse

nurse
Staff rights include the right to __________.

equal pay for equal work
all of these answers are correct
refuse to participate in certain aspects of patient care (e.g. abortions)
question patient’s care

all of these answers are correct
Healthcare professionals are required to exercise the same degree of care and skill exercised by other __________ under like or similar circumstances.

physicians
nurses
physicians and nurses
caregivers

caregivers
Following Hurricane Katrina, Tenet Healthcare was found responsible for the deaths of several patients who had been stranded in Memorial Medical Center under _____:

ultra vires act
corporate authority
respondeat superior
corporate negligence

Respondeat superior
Dismissal of an employee shortly after a request for a grievance hearing regarding a salary discrepancy with another employee can raise an issue of liability for __________.

being fair
too many promotions
being sincere
retaliatory discharge

retaliatory discharge
Failure to obtain a family history and perform an adequate physical examination _____.
violates state insurance rules
violates the standard of care owed to the patient
violates the needs of the family
demonstrates quality patient care
violates the standard of care owed to the patient
The Hippocratic Oath provides that a physician __________.

provide the necessary diagnostic tests required including a CT scan
refuse a patient care if he or she is unable to pay
will abstain from seduction of females or males
will \”do no harm\”

will do not harm
The authority of a corporation is expressed in __________.
the organization’s medical staff bylaws
the law under which the corporation is chartered
its management guidelines
community advisory board bylaws
the law under which the corporation is chartered
The public policy exception to the employment-at-will doctrine provides that employees may not be terminated for reasons such as ___________.

age discrimination
race discrimination
all of these answers are correct
religious discrimination

ALL
A nurse has a duty to question the discharge of a patient if he or she has reason to believe that it would be __________ to the health patient.

detrimental
favorable
advantageous
helpful

detrimental
A student nurse is held to the standard of a competent ___________ when performing nursing duties.
nursing assistant
student
nursing aide
professional nurse
professional nurse
Federal and state statutes impose a duty on hospitals to provide ___________.
emergency care
elective care
passive care
nonurgent care
emergency
Physicians have a legal, ethical and moral duty to __________.
be paternalistic
provide only authorized medical treatment
pursue a treatment alternative other than the one to which their patient has given consent
all of these answers are correct
all
Whistleblower policies are ___ :
non-existent
in place to find employees who are not loyal
not mentioned by healthcare organizations
often describe in healthcare organization compliance manuals
often describe in healthcare organization compliance manuals
The public policy exception to the employment-at-will doctrine provides that employees may __________.
be terminated based on race
not be terminated for reasons that are contrary to public policy
be terminated based on religious beliefs
be terminated for reasons that are contrary to public policy
not be terminated for reasons that are contrary to public policy
An act that a governing body may perform which is beyond its scope provided in its articles of incorporation or implied in law is referred to as a/an __________.
ultra vires act
negligent act
corporate malpractice
ethical negligence
ultra vires act
Employees have a right to __________.
to refuse to answer a call bell if it would mean missing lunch
not to challenge a physician’s treatment decision even if it would serve the best interests of the patient
question a physician’s order
all of these answers are correct
question a physicians order
It is unethical for health care organizations to __________.
maintain a uniform standard of care throughout the organization
provide patients with information as to their rights and responsibilities
inform patients of their rights
advertise misleading information
advertise misleading information
Organizational duties and responsibilities of healthcare organizations include __________.
provision of a safe environment
appointment of CEO
all of these answers are correct
allocation of scarce resources
all
Caregivers:
have no right to refuse to participate in patient care treatment based on religious beliefs
have a right to refuse to participate in certain aspects of patient care, based for example, on religious beliefs
have no right to refuse to participate in patient care
can refuse to participate in any patient care treatment as they wish
have a right to refuse to participate in certain aspects of patient care, based for example, on religious beliefs
When an individual has an opportunity to promote self-interests that could have a detrimental effect on an organization, there is a possibility that this could occur:
tort
conflict of interest
financial incentive
virtue
conflict of interest
If a caregiver disagrees with a physician’s written orders, the caregiver __________.
should seek clarification from the ordering physician
should follow his or her own best judgment
should not follow the physician’s orders
should not seek clarification of the physician’s orders
should seek clarification from the ordering physician
What specific designation of nursing indicates the individual has passed a state registration examination or has been licensed to practice nursing?
nurse midwife
nurse practitioner
nurse specialist
registered nurse
RN
The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the __________ of the patient.
detriment
benefit
fractious complaints
financial assistance
benefit
The __________ alteration, falsification, or destruction of medical records to avoid liability for one’s medical negligence is generally sufficient to show actual malice, and punitive damages may be awarded whether or not the active altering, falsifying, or destroying of records directly causes compensable harm.

unintentional

reasonable and acceptable

mistaken

deliberate

deliberate
What may arise when the organization being surveyed/inspected reimburses the inspecting agency for the survey/inspection?

reimbursement

conflict of interest

tort

negligence

conflict of interest
A physician is expected to __________.

respect the rights of patients, colleagues, and other health professionals, and shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law

respect the rights of the community colleagues and most health professionals

respect the rights of patients, colleagues, and other health professionals, and shall openly discuss his patient’s medical condition in the general community

shall, in most instances, protect the confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law

respect the rights of patients, colleagues, and other health professionals, and shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law
The common law __________ doctrine provides that unemployment is at the will of either the employer or the employee.

res ipsa loquitur

strict liability

employment-at-will

respondeat superior

employment-at-will
Physicians can be held liable for __________.

reading nurses’ notes

failure, when appropriate, to seek consultation(s)

ordering appropriate diagnostic tests

obtaining a second opinion

failure, when appropriate, to seek consultation(s
The benchmark case in the healthcare field, having had a major impact on the liability of healthcare organizations, is ___________.

Doe v. Wade

Thompson v. Nason Hospital

Darling v. Charleston Community Memorial Hospital

Doe v. Bolton

Darling v. Charleston Community Memorial Hospital
What is the term for the result of a healthcare corporation’s failure to perform those duties it owes directly to a patient or to anyone else to home a duty may extend.

malpractice

corporate negligence

misfeasance

respondeat superior

corporate negligence
The oversight body for a corporation is a or includes a ___ :

chief executive officer that has ultimate responsibility for decisions made in the organization

governing body that has ultimate responsibility for decisions made in the organization

chief financial officer that has ultimate responsibility for the decisions made in the organization

medical staff that has ultimate responsibility for decisions made in the organization

governing body that has ultimate responsibility for decisions made in the organization
The American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs mandates that, once having undertaken care of a patient, the __________.

relationship between a physician and a patient, once established, continues until it is ended at the sole discretion of the physician

all of these answers are correct

patient’s treatment will be discontinued without notifying the patient

physician should not neglect the patient

physician should not neglect the patient
The two schools of thought doctrine is applicable only in medical malpractice cases in which there is more than one method of accepted treatment for a patient’s disease or injury. Under the doctrine, a physician will _____________ for medical malpractice if he or she follows the course of treatment supported by reputable, respected, and reasonable medical experts.

not be liable

be subject to loss of privileges

be liable

be subject to loss of license

not be liable
According to Atul Gawande, what following value do checklists force doctors to embrace, vs what they already typically demonstrate?

team work

self-sufficience

independence

autonomy

team work
Matthew Scheidt began fraudulently working in the Osceola Regional Medical Center after he obtained credentials by _____ :

stealing them

earning them

forging them

using what the hospital administrator gave him

using what the hospital administrator gave him
What hospital guidance provide guidelines for behavior that help carry out an organization’s mission, vision, and values?

human resources policies and procedures

code of ethics

corporate policies

corporate mandates

code of ethics
Patients assume that medical information collected by the physician will __________.

be held in confidence

be available by request to anyone related to the patient

be posted in the patient waiting area

be shared openly

be held in confidence
A moral value expected of all caregivers is ______ :

licensure

compassion

religion

beneficence

compassion
Credentialing is a process for __________.
Determining that a professional is qualified to perform the procedures for which he or she is seeking credentialing

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