Multiple Choice Quiz

  1. Which one of the following steps of the decision tree deals with the legal context of social work practice?
      a. Step one: fiduciary model-assure client safety
      b. Step two: meet urgent need
      c. Step three: meet need in a timely manner
      d. Step four: case and class advocacy
  2. In the United States the client"s right to sue if a professional discloses information learned in therapy without the client"s consent was established by which one of the following court cases?
      a. MacDonald v. Clinger
      b. Schloendorff v. Society of New York Hospital
      c. Wigmore v. Barbre
      d. Agnes v. Jones
  3. Informed consent refers to:
      a. Client"s written consent to release information to another person or agency
      b. Clients" right to grant permission to treat
      c. Clients right to refuse treatment
      d. Client"s right to be apprised of the effectiveness of proposed treatment options
      e. All of the above
  4. All of the following are TRUE about standards of care and customary practices EXCEPT:
      a. The practitioner has a duty to practice within professional standards
      b. The standards of care are used in suits alleging malpractice
      c. Standards include current trends, experimental treatments, and practice innovations
      d. Standards include established treatment guidelines, manuals, and empirically supported treatments.
  5. All of the following are TRUE about an affidavit EXCEPT:
      a. It is a legal document
      b. It is expert opinion
      c. It is a sworn written statement
      d. It is information that would have been presented in testimony.
  6. All of the following statements are TRUE about exceptions to the rule of confidentiality EXCEPT:
      a. A court order requires the release of information
      b. The information is essential to safeguard the health of others (duty to protect; warn)
      c. The information is probative of guilt or innocence in a criminal matter.
      d. There are never exceptions to the rule of confidentiality
  7. Which of the following criteria are used by Wigmore to establish privileged communication ?
      a. The communication originates in a confidence that it will not be disclosed
      b. Confidentiality is essential to the maintenance of the relationship
      c. The injury to the relationship must be greater than the benefit gained for the correct disposal of litigation
      d. All of the above are criteria
  8. Assent to treatment refers to:
      a. a minor"s capacity to consent to treatment under emancipated minor standards or statutes
      b. a minor"s capacity to consent to treatment under the mature minor rule
      c. an alternative to legal consent because of the client"s status as a minor
      d. a parent"s consent to treatment on behalf of the minor.
  9. All of the following are categories of child abuse EXCEPT
      a. Physical Injury
      b. Exposure to parental domestic abuse
      c. Refusal to secure life-saving medical treatment for a child because of religious beliefs
      d. Incest
      e. Exposure to parental drug and alcohol abuse
  10. All of the following are categories of child neglect EXCEPT?
      a. Use of unlicensed daycare.
      b. Health neglect: failure to get child immunized, seek proper medical attention
      c. or comply with medical directives.
      d. Failure to provide proper nutrition, housing, clothing
      e. Failure to provide supervision (children left unattended)
  11. Elder abuse must be reported in all of the following instances EXCEPT:
      a. When an elder tells a professional health care worker or social worker that abuse has occurred
      b. When an elder has fallen and suffered an injury.
      c. When you have witnessed an incident of abuse
      d. When there is evidence that leads you to suspect that abuse has occurred.
  12. Which of the following cases established the principle of duty to warn?
      a. MacDonald v. Clinger
      b. Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California
      c. Schloendorff v. Society of New York Hospital
      d. Agnes v. Smith.
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