MULTIPLE-CHOICE. For exercises 8 through 21, select the ONE response (a, b, c, or
d) that BEST completes the statement or BEST answers the question.
An individual joins a line of people receiving injections and sees the proceedings
at the head of the line. The health care provider administering the injections may
reasonably assume that:
a. The individual's voluntary submission and apparent knowledge of the
procedure implies consent.
b. Written consent will be required.
c. Oral consent is needed.
d. Injecting the patient without his or her express consent would constitute
If a physician fails to obtain express consent before performing invasive surgery
on a nonmilitary patient, he or she is likely to be found guilty of:
A physician fails to discuss risks and other relevant information before admin-
istering anesthesia to a nonmilitary patient. The patient sues the physician for:
A train wreck victim is brought into the emergency room unconscious. His arm is
irreparably mangled, and he will die unless the arm is amputated. The physician
determines that the mangled arm will have to be amputated without delay. This
Based on implied consent presumed to exist in a life threatening emergency.
Based on express consent with prior knowledge of the procedure.
Based on the elements of disclosure for informed consent.
Likely to result in legal action for battery, as consent was not obtained.