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The Medical Assistant Study Set 2

Medicine

Quiz 6 :

Medicine and Ethics

Quiz 6 :

Medicine and Ethics

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With regard to medical ethics, which term deals with the fair distribution of benefits and burdens among individuals or groups in society having legitimate claims on those benefits and burdens?
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One who pleads the cause of another or defends a cause or proposal is a(n)
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D

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The prime objective of the medical profession is to
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B

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With regard to ethical distress, what stands in the way of making an ethical choice?
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Refraining from the act of causing harm or committing evil is called
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Which statement best describes the practice of physicians waiving co-payments required by insurance companies?
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An obligation that people have or perceive themselves to have is called a(n)
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In the allocation of health resources, the criterion (or criteria) should be which of the following?
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If the medical assistant believes that the employer is participating in unethical behavior, the first course of action should be to
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Which statement best defines the practice known as fee splitting?
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Which type of ethical problem is characterized by two or more courses of action, in which, regardless of the course taken, something of value will be lost?
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If the medical assistant suspects that a patient is being abused, the first person to whom the medical assistant should report the abuse is
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The tendency of something or someone to act in a certain manner under given circumstances is called
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Which of the following terms best describes a moral obligation to act for the benefit of others?
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The type of ethical problem in which two or more agents think that each knows what is best for the patient but only one agent can prevail is called
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The earliest written code of ethics was
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The AMA's code of ethics specifically acknowledged which of the following as its foundation for the document?
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The first step in the five-step process of ethical decision making is
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Which word best describes issues that have a moral implication of right and wrong?
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When a person has wronged another person, the person in the wrong has the duty to
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