A pregnant woman refuses care that might affect the life of the fetus. What is the
a. The court might override her refusal for the sake of the fetus.
b. The court might override her refusal for both her sake and the sake of the
c. The court would respect her right to self-determination because it is her body.
d. The court would declare her incompetent, and have her institutionalized for
the course of the pregnancy.
A competent adult has a living will that specifies that she does not want
extraordinary or heroic treatment (resuscitation) in the event that she should
suffer a massive heart attack. She also has a Durable Power of Attorney for
Health Care drawn up. Nine months later she has a heart attack and lapses into
an irreversible coma. She is likely to be:
a. Placed on a respirator.
b. Allowed to die without extraordinary resuscitative efforts being applied.
c. Placed on a respirator until the hospital ethics committee can make a
d. Be treated for lack of sufficient evidence of her prior wishes.
A living will is a written directive concerning health care choices that:
a. Guarantees one's wishes will be honored if one becomes incompetent.
b. Is legally binding.
c. Gives clear and convincing evidence of a patient's previously stated desires
d. Is required by law for all individuals,
Army policy on living wills is to:
a. Comply in all cases.
b. Comply, if the physician determines that the patient meets the requirements
for withdrawal of life support.
c. Comply, even if the next of kin voices opposition.
d. Refer all living will situations to the hospital ethics committee.
For states with durable-power-of-attorney laws, having a Durable Power of
Attorney for Health Care, together with a __________________ may increase
the likelihood that one's health care wishes are honored.
General power of attorney.
Last will and testament.
Bequest to the hospital.