Informed Consent in Healthcare

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What right does every person have regarding health care treatment?

To refuse or consent to treatment

What is a fundamental right of a person in a healthcare setting?

To refuse or consent to treatment

What does informed consent imply?

The patient has a say in their treatment

What does a patient's right to refuse health care treatment imply?

The patient has autonomy in their care

What is essential for informed consent?

The patient's understanding of their treatment options

What is a key obligation when caring for individuals in a research process?

To protect the patient's right to make decisions

In a research setting, what takes precedence over the researcher's interests?

The patient's right to make decisions

When does a researcher's obligation to protect a patient's autonomy arise?

When caring for individuals in a research process

What is a key consideration when balancing the interests of the patient and the researcher?

The patient's right to make decisions

In research involving human subjects, what is the researcher's primary responsibility?

To protect the patient's right to make decisions

Who is responsible for initiating resuscitation if an arrest occurs in the absence of a written order?

Other care providers

What is required before initiating resuscitation?

Written order from a physician

What happens if an arrest occurs without a written order?

Other care providers initiate resuscitation

Whose written order is required for resuscitation?

Physician's

Why are other care providers obligated to initiate resuscitation?

Because of an arrest in the absence of a written order

How many preventable adverse drug events occur in healthcare each year, according to the Institution of Medicine?

1.5 million

What are medication errors a common cause of in hospitalized patients?

Adverse outcomes

What is an example of a source of adverse drug events?

Inappropriate medication for the condition being treated

Which institution has estimated the number of preventable adverse drug events in healthcare each year?

The Institution of Medicine

What type of events are medication errors a common cause of?

Adverse outcomes

What is the primary goal of treating wounds in POLST?

To promote healing

What is an example of care that may be appropriate in POLST?

Treatment of wounds to promote healing

What is another physical problem that may be resolved in POLST?

Nausea

What medication may be administered in POLST?

Antibiotics

What is used to ease breathing in POLST?

Oxygen

This quiz assesses your understanding of informed consent, a patient's right to accept or refuse healthcare treatment. Test your knowledge of this fundamental principle in medical ethics.

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