An incompetent patient's ______________________when sincerely held and
practiced while competent, may be considered, in some cases, as evidence of
the patient's wishes regarding treatment.
Attitude toward work.
When evaluating refusal of treatment for a never competent patient, the court
a. The patient's past contributions to society.
b. The patient's potential value to society.
c. Risk-benefit factors associated with the proposed procedure.
One factor that holds a great deal of weight with the court is whether or not a
physician finds the surrogate's decision to refuse care to be:
Consistent with good medical practice.
The least important factor to the court in assessing refusal of care for
incompetent patients is:
The patient's religious beliefs.
A living will.
The nature of a surrogate's relationship to the patient.
A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
Oral directives to family, friends, and health care providers.
What does a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order mean?
It is a withdrawal of life support.
It suspends the otherwise automatic initiation of CPR.
It permits the withdrawal of a respirator.
The next of kin can choose the DNR option for:
a. A competent patient.
b. An incompetent patient who made no indication of his or her wishes while
c. An incompetent patient with a living will, specifying his or her wishes
regarding a DNR order.
d. A patient who makes his or her DNR request confidential.