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Patient Care Tech National Competency Certification Test Study Guide
Medical ethics and medical etiquette are .... (the same, different, almost the same, opposite)
situation where the patient has consented to surgery by one physician, but without the patient's knowledge or approval, another surgeon performs the surgery
"Ghost surgery" is a what?
A ________ is a practical rule guiding behavior or technique.

a. law
b. custom
c. cultural more
d. precept
public domain
Information that is in the _______ belongs to the community at large and may be appropriated by anyone

a. public library
b. hospital medical library
c. public domain
d. Library of Congress
________ ethics, concerns issues of right and wrong, human character and behavior.

a. kind
b. moral
c. professional
d. accurate
Hippocratic Oath
The most commonly known code of ethics for the medical profession, written about 400 B.C, is the ___________.
The first American Medical Association code of ethics was written in what year?
The latest revision of the American Medical Association code of ethics took place in what year?
The principles in the AMA code of ethics are not law but:

a. custom
b. standards
c. good manners
d. conventional
all of the above
Violation of the tenets of an association or society may result in ________

a. censure
b. expulsion
c. suspension
d. all of the above
If a physician is involved in _________ activity, the medical society is obligated to report it.

a. abrupt
b. outdated
c. optical
d. criminal
A physician is not prohibited from performing a lawful abortion according to good medical practice.

A. True
B. False
child abuse
Law Requires that a physician report:

a. cigarette use
b. child abuse
c. income tax evasion
d. unwise diet
patients who will derive the most long term benefit
In cases where a physician must make moral decisions, such as who shall receive an organ donated transplant, highest priority is given to the _____________.

a. oldest patients
b. youngest patients
c. patients who are most ill
d. patients who will derive the most long term benefit.
c and d
In artificial insemination situations, which of the following is true?

a. the identity of the sperm donor is revealed
b. c and d
c. written permission of the mother is secured
d. written permission of the mother's husband is secured
capital punishment
A physician does not participate in __________.

a. death certification
b. autopsy
c. forensics
d. capital punishment
voluntary written consent
When human subjects are used to test new drugs, which of the following takes place?

a. prior use of animals
b. voluntary written consent
c. a written summary report
d. compensation for the subject
balancing the cost of treatment against the advantage of treatment
Which of the following is a dilemma that may face a physician?

a. balancing the cost of treatment against the advantage of the treatment
b. scheduling office staff vacations
c. planning a professional development conference for allied staff
d. setting hospital affirmative action policy
quality of life for the patient
Genetic counseling and organ transplant decisions require constant consideration of ________.

a. color of eyes
b. religious preference
c. quality of life for the patient
d. ethnic medical practices
a physician other than the recipient's physician
In a case involving a transplant of a single, vital organ, the death of the donor must be determined by __________

a. a coroner
b. an attorney
c. the recipient's physician
d. a physician other than the recipient's physician
what is best for the patient
In cases where the future is determined for a deformed child or an elderly person of advanced age, the physician's primary concern is __________.

a. cost for the family
b. preferences of the spouse
c. preferences of the parents
d. what is best for the patient
all of the choices below
A possible problem that may arise in cases of surrogate mothers is ____________.

a. all of the choices below
b. the mother may not want to give up the child
c. the mother may decide to have an abortion
d. the child may have problems and neither woman wants it
living will
A _______ is a document that states the wishes of a person in the event of a terminal disease

a. power of attorney
b. living will
c. last will and testemant
d. pleading
A physician is committed to ________ life and relieving suffering.

a. reducing
b. saving
c. improving
d. terminating
A physician cannot aid and ______ a person practicing medicine without a license.

a. sue
b. assist
c. abet
d. deny
report the suspicion to the physician
If a patient care technician suspects that there is something wrong in a physician's order, he or she must _____________.

a. do what the doctor says
b. avoid the physician's displeasure
c. report the suspicion to the physician
d. say nothing about it
medical considerations
A sport physician's judgement is governed only by __________.
Advertising by physicians may not be ____________.

a. shared with physicians in a group practice
b. deceptive
c. large
d. expensive
The patient care technician is authorized to release news to the public.

a. true
b. false
fee splitting
If a physician accepts payment for the referral of a patient to another physician, this is __________.

a. acceptable
b. common
c. unusual
d. fee splitting
It is _______ for physicians to charge interest in sutuations of late payment.

a. inappropriate
b. unusual
c. exorbitant
d. appropriate
multiple or complex forms
After one insurance form is submitted, the physician may charge for _______________.

a. waiting time
b. inconvenience
c. multiple or complex forms
d. photocopying
personal property
A physician's note concerning a patient are considered his or her:

a. personal property
b. public domain
c. medical records
d. log
A physician who _______ a narcotic drug to a patient is required to keep a record.

a. prescribes
b. dispenses
c. suggests
d. recommends
Physicians are legally _______ for the acts of their employees.

a. immune
b. sequestered
c. responsible
d. risk-free
The willful use of force against another person is called ___________.

a. abuse
b. robbery
c. negligence
d. battery
The difference between slander and libel is that libel refers to dematory words that are:

a. spoken
b. televised
c. printed
d. quoted
The person who brings an action in a lawsuit is the :

a. accuser
b. plaintiff
c. pleading
d. filing
State of limitations refers to the length of __________ during which a matter may be brought to legal attention.

a. service
b. time
c. legality
d. reference
Which of the following is not a category of professional liability claim?

a. malpractice
b. malfeasance
c. misfeasance
d. nonfeasance
A physician ______ be held responsible for an unsuccessful result in a medical case.

a. can
b. cannot
c. usually will
d. always will
punitive or exemplary
Which is not a kind of damage recognized by law?

a. nominal
b. punitive or exemplary
c. compensatory
d. capital
When a medical practice is sold, each patient is _________.

a. referred
b. moved
c. notified
d. phoned
may be sent to another physician at the request of the patient
When a medical practice is sold, the records of each patient _____________.

a. permanently remain with that physician
b. may be released to the patient
c. may be sent to another physician at the request of the patient
d. are closed
the patient was fully advised in advance of the policy
A physician may charge a patient for a missed appointment if:

a. the patient has a habit of missing appointments
b. it is the tenth time
c. it was during the noon hour
d. the patient was fully advised in advance of the policy
such ownership does not result in exploitation of the patient
A physician may own and operate a pharmacy if _________.

a. such ownership does not result in exploitation of the patients
b. it is on the same property as the clinic
c. it is profitable
d. it is outside the United States
A physician ______ have a financial interest in a health care facility.

a. usually does not
b. cannot
c. may
d. desires
make an intelligent choice
A patient can sign an informed consent only if he or she can ____________.

a. understand the physician's specialty
b. make an intelligent choice
c. write well
d. obtain the spouse's agreement
_______ discuss a patient's care with another patient

a. customarily
b. sometimes
c. never
d. always
good Samaritan
___________ laws allow physicians and patient care technicians to render aid at the scene of an accident without fear of lawsuits

a. local
b. AMA
c. statue
d. good Samaritan