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Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice Study Set 1

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Quiz 62 :

Legal and Ethical Decision Making

Quiz 62 :

Legal and Ethical Decision Making

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During a staff meeting,the dentist announces that any staff person who attends the state dental society meeting with him and escorts him to the social functions will get a generous bonus.This is an example of which type of sexual harassment?
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The dentist-employer meets with the dental hygienist-employee at the end of the workday;the dentist informs the dental hygienist that his employment is terminated effective immediately,requests the hygienist's office keys,and states that a final paycheck will be mailed to him directly.Assuming that the employer's actions are legal,which of the following most accurately describes this situation?
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CASE STUDY The dental hygienist is scheduled to treat a client who has received treatment for more than 2 years from the other dental hygienist in the office.The client is scheduled for a supportive periodontal therapy (maintenance)visit.After a review of the chart and assessment of the client's periodontal status,the dental hygienist observes that within the last 2 years the patient's periodontal status has progressively become poorer.The dental hygienist is concerned because the other dental hygienist and dentist could be subject to an allegation of negligence. -Obtaining a client's informed consent for a dental hygiene procedure is most related to which one of the following ethical principles?
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The Surgeon General's Report: Oral Health in America (2000)increased the county health department's interest in reducing facial injuries and trauma for citizens in the community.The dental hygienist employed by the health department is given a budgeted amount of state and county funds and also the authority to determine how the funds will be allocated.One colleague in the health department suggests that the funds be used to improve lighting at senior centers to assist senior citizens in seeing better and hence preventing injuries.The dental hygienist wants to target all high school athletic programs in the county by planning a district-wide sports mouth guard program.The dental hygienist decides to implement the countywide sports mouth guard program.What ethical theory or perspective guides the dental hygienist's decision?
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Risk management strategies useful in dental practices to minimize dental hygiene staff risks include which of the following?
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CASE STUDY The dental hygienist is scheduled to treat a client who has received treatment for more than 2 years from the other dental hygienist in the office.The client is scheduled for a supportive periodontal therapy (maintenance)visit.After a review of the chart and assessment of the client's periodontal status,the dental hygienist observes that within the last 2 years the patient's periodontal status has progressively become poorer.The dental hygienist is concerned because the other dental hygienist and dentist could be subject to an allegation of negligence. -As part of the assessment phase of care,the dental hygienist repeatedly tries to convince the client to agree to have radiographs taken.The client declines the recommendation.The risk management method used to document the client's decision to decline recommended treatment is which of the following?
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CASE STUDY The dental hygienist is scheduled to treat a client who has received treatment for more than 2 years from the other dental hygienist in the office.The client is scheduled for a supportive periodontal therapy (maintenance)visit.After a review of the chart and assessment of the client's periodontal status,the dental hygienist observes that within the last 2 years the patient's periodontal status has progressively become poorer.The dental hygienist is concerned because the other dental hygienist and dentist could be subject to an allegation of negligence. -In the scenario described,if a civil lawsuit were filed and a trial occurred,which of the following levels of proof would the jury or judge use in determining if the dental hygienist was guilty of negligence?
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The dental hygienist responsible for the continued-care (recare)program is seeking to terminate the dental practice's relationship with patients who have failed to schedule a maintenance visit for more than 2 years.The dental hygienist sends the letter by certified mail.The letter reads as follows: "Dear Patient: This is to notify you that you are no longer a patient of AAA Dental Practice.You have failed to schedule a maintenance visit for more than 2 years.The office staff will provide necessary emergency care only.Your records will be forwarded to another provider when you return the enclosed release-of-records permission sheet." To protect the office from allegations of client abandonment,which of the following elements necessary to appropriately terminate a provider-client relationship is not evident in the letter?
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A client's spouse contacts the office manager and requests information about the client's health history.He explains that he is trying to get accurate information about his wife to complete a form for insurance reimbursement.The office manager provides the client's information to the spouse.Which of the following has been violated?
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The dental office protocol is for the dentist and dental hygienist to meet with the client and review the written treatment plan,which includes the procedures to be performed and the costs of the procedures outlined.The client agrees to the written plan.Based on the actions of the patients and the oral healthcare providers,which of the following exists?
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A child-behavior management technique used by the dental hygienist in a pediatric dental practice includes allowing the dental assistant to hold the child-client's hands and arms firmly during care.If permission from the parent is not appropriately obtained,the dental providers could be accused of which of the following?
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Which of the following topics are unlawful to ask of a job applicant as part of an employment application or employment interview?
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During dental hygiene care,the client consistently makes inappropriate comments of a personal and sexual nature to the dental hygienist.The dental hygienist has repeatedly asked the client to stop the behaviors because they make the dental hygienist feel very uncomfortable.The dental hygienist reports the incident to her employer.Which of the following types of sexual harassment may be occurring in this situation?
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As a practicing dental hygienist,you realize that during the care of a patient you may have broken an instrument tip.The tip may be located somewhere in the oral cavity.You immediately inform the client of the situation,obtain his cooperation,and initiate the appropriate steps to resolve the problem.You clearly document the event in the client's chart.Which ethical principle is being followed?
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The dental hygiene care plan is presented to the client by the dental hygienist.The specific procedures to be provided are described,including the rationale for care and the risks and benefits of the procedures.The client asks some specific questions,and the questions are clearly answered by the dental hygienist.The client then agrees to the care prescribed in the care plan.Which of the following ethical principles is the practitioner upholding?
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Which of the following are recommended risk management strategies for appropriately maintaining client records?
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CASE STUDY The dental hygienist is scheduled to treat a client who has received treatment for more than 2 years from the other dental hygienist in the office.The client is scheduled for a supportive periodontal therapy (maintenance)visit.After a review of the chart and assessment of the client's periodontal status,the dental hygienist observes that within the last 2 years the patient's periodontal status has progressively become poorer.The dental hygienist is concerned because the other dental hygienist and dentist could be subject to an allegation of negligence. -If a lawsuit alleging negligence were filed,which of the following elements of negligence would the client need to prove?
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A dental hygienist is preparing the treatment room for the next client.The dental hygienist adheres to appropriate surface disinfection and instrument recirculation protocols.Which ethical principle is the dental hygienist upholding?
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