Death and Dying Chapter 6
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can prepare for it
By acknowledging the inevitability of death we:
This is based on 3 legal principles: the patient must: be competent to give consent, second, consent must be given freely. Third, consent must be based on an adequate understanding of the proposed treatment, including any potential risks.
What is a fundamental principle in medical care, which involves doing good or conferring benefits that enhance personal or social well-being?
A study conducted in _______ showed that most doctors had to withhold information
This study was designed to assess communication between physicians and seriously ill patients at the end of life
Karen Ann Quinlan
Ethical questions regarding a "right to die" first came to widespread public attention in the court case involving:
what term is used to describe a state of profound unconsciousness lasting a few days or weeks?
Dr. Jack Kevorkian
Who provided aid-in-dying to more than 100 people and led a personal crusade to legalize physician-assisted suicide?
Euthanasia comes from the Greek term meaning
what type of euthanasia occurs when a SURROGATE decision maker asks a physician for assistance to end a patient's life?
Which state became the first to adopt a Natural Death Act giving legal recognition to the living will?
___________ is best defined as, any statement made by a competent person about choices for medical treatment should he or she become unable to make such decisions or communicate them at some time in the future.
A ________ allows an individual to refuse life-sustaing treatment in the event he or she is terminally ill and the administration of life-sustaining procedures would only prolong the dying process.
Patient Self-Determination Act
The ___________ requires providers of service under Medicare and Medicaid programs to inform patients of their rights to appoint a health care proxy and draw up written instructions concerning limits to medical care to be activated if they become incapacitated.
According to Barton Bernstein, the _______ legal stage in cases of terminal illness includes the survivors gathering pertinent legal papers, obtaining sufficient funds to cover immediate expenses, and to notify the attorney and insurance representative so they will be ready to make a smooth transition of the deceased's legal and financial affairs. Also at this time, if the dying person intends to make an organ donation or other anatomical gift, the appropriate medical personnel is alerted.
What type of will is made orally?
an amendment to a will
A codicil relates to:
How can a will be amended?
What is the condition of having made no valid will?
The rules set up by the state
If a person dies without leaving a valid will, his or her property will be distributed according to:
According to the laws of intestate succession, when no surviving heirs can be found, proceeds from the estate go to:
In the United States, the first life insurance company was established in what year?
The potential benefits of __________ include, you don't have to pay taxes on it, benefits are payable to a named beneficiary and are not subject to attachment by creditors. Also, the benefits usually become available immediately following death.
A viatical settlement
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?