Chapter 24 Review Questions
1. Describe the various ways to reduce high malpractice awards.
Many are implementing malpractice caps, which pass laws that impose restrictions on
limiting the total dollar damages allowable in malpractice actions. There is al
Chapter 23 Review Questions
1. Describe the rights of employees.
Employees have a variety of federal and state laws that protect their rights to be treated
fairly in the workplace. First they have the Equal Pay Act of 1963 that prohibits gender
Chapter 18 Review Questions
1. What are basic purposes of medical record?
The basic purposes of a medical record are to create a line of communication between
healthcare professionals in matters relating to the patient. The medical record: provides
Chapter 17 Review Questions
1. What is child abuse?
Child abuse is intentional serious mental, emotional, sexual, and/or physical injury
inflicted by a family member or other person who is responsible for the childs care.
Some states may even go as far as
Chapter 16 Review Questions
1. Describe how AIDS patients are discriminated against.
The infringement of those infected with HIV include discrimination in access to health
care, education, employment, housing, insurance benefits, and military service. In
Chapter 15 Review Questions
1. Discuss how one caregivers beliefs can be in conflict with another when making endof-life decisions. Consider topics discussed on morality, virtues, situational ethics,
autonomy, and medical paternalism when framing your ans
Chapter 14 review questions
1. Discuss the legal and ethical issues involved in roe. Vs. Wade?
In this court case the Supreme Court gave strength to a womans right to privacy in the
context of matters relating to her own body, including how a pregnancy sh
Chapter 13 Review Questions
1. Who should be responsible for reviewing with the patient the risks, benefit, and
alternatives of a proposed diagnostic test or treatment?
Informed consent is predicated on the duty of the physician to disclose to the patient
Chapter 12 Review Questions
1. When considering a persons religious beliefs, should the state have a right to interfere
with a mothers decision to refuse a blood transfusion? Why?
No the state should not be able to interfere with her decision regardless i
Chapter 11 Review Questions
1. What was the reasoning for enacting the EMTALA?
The reasoning for enacting EMTALA was to ensure that Medicare participating hospitals
did not dump patients out of the emergency rooms. It was to ensure that any patient
Chapter 10 Review Questions
1. Describe how the scope of nursing is changing.
The cope of nursing is expanding due to the shortage of primary care physicians in rural
and inner city areas, ever-increasing specialization, improved technology, public
Chapter 9 Review Questions
1. Discuss the importance of delineating clinical privileges.
Delineation of clinical privileges is when a medical staff determines which procedures a
physician is authorized to perform. This is important because we must ensure
Chapter 8 Review Questions
1. Describe the organization, responsibilities, duties, and legal risks of a governing body.
There is the Executive Committee which is a working group of the governing body that
has delegated authority to act on behalf of the fu
Chapter 7 Review Questions
1. Describe trial process, including pretrial motions and the functions of the judge, jury, and
First there is the discovery process which is the process of investigating the facts of a case
before the trial. The obje
Chapter 5 Review Questions
1. What are the objectives of criminal law?
- Maintain public order and safety
- Protect the individual
- Use punishment as a deterrent to crime
- Rehabilitate the criminal for return to society
2. Describe the difference betwee