Euthanasia comes from the Greek term meaningAnswer quick death.
A codicil relates toAnswer
rewriting a will.
amending a will
making an oral
formalizing a will.
Which industrialized countries are identified in the text as
permitting euthanasia to patients who request death?Answer Canada, Italy, and Sweden
Belgium, and Luxembourg
The potential benefits of life insurance include all of the
following EXCEPT:Answer it makes funds
available immediately after death.
it increases social
it may reduce
it can provide a
sense of security to the bereaved spouse and other dependents.
What is a fundamental principal in medical care which
involves doing good or conferring benefits that enhance personal or social
well-being?Answer informed consent to
In the United States, the first life insurance company was
established in what year?Answer 1659
All of the following occurred with Karen Ann Quinlan
EXCEPT:Answer Her parents requested
that she be removed from a mechanical respirator.
The request of
Karen's parents was opposed by the medical staff and resulted in a judicial
The Supreme Court
of New Jersey ruled in favor of the medical staff and Karen remained on the
Karen's case became
a focal point for issues pertaining to "death with dignity."
What term is used to describe a state of profound
unconsciousness lasting a few days or weeks?Answer persistent vegetative state
What type of settlement allows a person with life-threatening
illness to sell his or her life insurance policy before death and receive a
percentage of its face value?Answer
How can a will be amended?Answer It cannot be amended after it is signed.
It must be
completely replaced if a change is requested.
By executing a
By the executor
during the reading of the will.
According to Kübler-Ross, all of the following are
associated with a life-threatening illness EXCEPT:Answer depression.
In Kenneth Doka's "Tasks in Coping with
Life-threatening Illness," which phase is characterized by "living
with the disease"?Answer terminal
What is visualization?Answer The patient imagines what the afterlife
will be like.
imagines the therapeutic agent inside the body helping to restore health.
An activity of
terminally ill patients to imagine how their families will deal with their
Patients working to
integrate emotions and cognitions to bring about changes in their families'
perceptions about death.
The therapies included under complementary and alternative
medicine are sometime referred to asAnswer
Charles Corr's primary dimensions in coping with dying are
physical, psychological, spiritual, andAnswer
The way in which an individual copes with dyingAnswer depends on doctors' attitudes.
usual coping patterns.
depends on the
length of the illness and prognosis.
will likely reflect
the ways one has coped with other losses.
Which of the following are spiritual needs of dying
1. need for hope and creativity
2. need to complete a will for loved ones
3. need to give and receive love
4. need for meaning and purposeAnswer 1, 2 and 3
1, 3 and 4
1, 2 and 4
2, 3 and 4
A biopsy is BEST defined asAnswer a partial autopsy.
cancer testing on
the surgical removal
of a small amount of tissue for diagnosis.
a twofold process
for ending life.
Side effects experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy
can include all of the following EXCEPT:Answer nausea and digestive problems.
loss of hair.
Chronic pain usually persists longer thanAnswer one to two weeks
two to four weeks
one to three months
three to six months
The "ashes" left from the cremation process
areAnswer 20 to 30 pounds in weight.
like coarse coral
according to the person's ethnicity.
are often placed in
a haka in the United States.
Jessica Mitford found modern funeral practices to
beAnswer commercial and conspicuous.
morbid and bizarre.
Personalized funerals are also calledAnswer green burials.
Roadside memorials marking travel-related deathsAnswer are a new phenomenon.
must be approved
and designed by state road crews.
are also called
are found only in
Which of the following is generally considered an
experimental medical technology?Answer
harvesting of organs
burial at sea
donation to science
Funerals are akin to other major transitions in a person's
life in that they all involveAnswer
rites of passage.
numbers of people.
Approximately what percentage of Americans knew within the
first hour of President John F. Kennedy's death?Answer 20 percent
Funeral parlors acquired that name becauseAnswer parlor is a pun as it comes from the same
root word as pale or dead.
wanted a separate place for funeral services.
to disguise the reality of death.
viewing the body
used to take place in the parlor of the family home.
According to Bertram Puckle, funeral ritesAnswer are the most important function related to
must adjust to
modern social values.
reflect a superstitious
fear of the dead.
should become more
religious in nature.
In the United States, funerals are mainlyAnswer structured around the wishes of the
enacted to preserve
memories of the deceased.
focused on the
welfare of the survivors.
seen as a vehicle
for the dead to emigrate.
What is our "assumptive world"?Answer our circle of family, friends and community
the world we expect
to be stable and reliable
the world created
after experiencing a loss
our religious or
Whose model focuses on four tasks of mourning, including
accepting the reality of the loss, processing the pain of grief, adjusting to
the world without the deceased and finding an enduring connection with the
Terry Martin and Kenneth Doka identify the pattern of
grieving physically, such as with restlessness or mental activity,
Grief experienced in connection with a loss that is not
socially supported or acknowledged through the usual rituals is
Factors that can restimulate grief for survivors of a
homicide are termedAnswer recurring
Which of the following typically occurs during the middle
period of grief?Answer disorganization
denial and refusal
to accept death
relief and mental
sadness and longing
What organized support group assists families who are coping
with the death of a child?Answer
Bereaved Friends of
According to the Dual-Process Model of Coping, what coping
behavior includes developing a new identity and mastering tasks that had been
taken care of by the deceased?Answer
Anniversaries, birthdays, special occasions, and
holidaysAnswer are usually happy times
even in the midst of mourning.
unexpected feelings of grief.
used to mark a loved one's absence.
must be celebrated
just as before the death.
Lyn Lofland suggests that some of the "ties that
bind" us to one another are the roles we play, the help we receive and
theAnswer wider network of others made
available to us.
such as birth and death.
linking objects in
spiritual and mystical beliefs.
Which of the following BEST characterizes the concerns of
seriously ill children ages five to nine?Answer discomforting and possibly disfiguring
effects of the disease and medical procedures
anxiety related to
the deaths of other children
being left out of
the communication loop about their course of treatment and treatment options
When parents explain death to children, they
shouldAnswer use nursery rhymes to
soften the trauma of death.
be honest and
avoid using the
words death or dead.
to hope that they will be with the deceased again soon.
In explaining death to children, statements like "gone
away for a long sleep" and "up in heaven"Answer allow for misconceptions and literal
must be followed by
an explanation about life after death.
help make sense of
death to young children.
give a clear
picture and explanation about death.
The text uses the example of the young woman who avoided
seeds into adulthood to illustrate howAnswer
illogical children's perceptions of death can be.
children can become
confused by metaphors.
common items can
children under five
don't need explanations about cancer.
If a child believes he or she may have played a role in the
events that led to a death, what emotion might predominate among those
Coping is most likely to become complicated when the death
of a parent results fromAnswer cancer.
When discussing death with a child, an adult
shouldAnswer tell the truth no matter
how complex it may be.
tell the truth
while considering the child's developmental level and ability to understand.
avoid the issue and
divert the child's attention.
make an association
such as "cancer is like a bad seed growing in your body".
Of all the deaths that may be experienced in childhood, the
most affecting is likely to be the death of aAnswer pet.
When discussing death in conjunction with religious beliefs,
parents shouldAnswer tell children
that God needed another angel.
that the world functions in mysterious ways.
to other religious viewpoints.
that religious viewpoints are beliefs.
The well child in a family where a sibling or parent is
terminally illAnswer can balance
conflicting emotions by participating in the family process.
participation in the family crises to avoid anger and resentment.
often copes with
crises worse than other children of the same age.
temporarily sent to live with close relatives.