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Self-Quiz

  1. The action of an autonomous, informed person agreeing to submit to medical treatment or experimentation is known as
      a. Autonomy
      b. Informed consent
      c. Confidentiality
      d. Competence
  2. The ability to render decisions about medical interventions is known as
      a. Consent
      b. Disclosure
      c. Competence
      d. Voluntariness
  3. The patient’s voluntary and deliberate giving up of the right of informed consent is called
      a. Disclosure
      b. Therapeutic privilege
      c. Waiver
      d. Refusal of treatment
  4. The withholding of relevant information from a patient when the physician believes disclosure would likely do harm is known as
      a. Therapeutic privilege
      b. Consent to treat
      c. Waiver
      d. Substituted competence
  5. A credible and severe threat of harm or force to control another has been called
      a. Manipulation
      b. Enticement
      c. Coercion
      d. Waiver
  6. Incompetence does not come in degrees.
      a. True
      b. False
  7. In the 1970s, courts began to insist that the adequacy of disclosure should be judged by what patients themselves find relevant to their situation.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. Informed consent requires that patients understand all information given to them.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. Some theorists have defined informed consent as autonomous authorization.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. The requirement of informed consent can be derived directly from Kantian ethics.
      a. True
      b. False
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