What Is the Purpose of a Patient Completing a Living
What is the purpose of a patient completing a living will?
A)prolonging life or improving quality of life
B)identifying a proxy or substitute decision-maker
C)a medical determination relating only to the issue at hand
D)evaluating health care decisions and reducing choices
What does a nurse's advocacy role regarding a patient's advance directives (AD) include?
A)making sure that the patient is not resuscitated in a cardiac arrest situation
B)telling patients about changes in their condition so they can modify their AD
C)informing health team members about healthcare decisions when the patient cannot do so
D)informing health team members of the content of a patient's AD
What is the definition of competence?
A)a legal action physicians can impose on patients who are elderly and confused
B)the ability of a patient to understand medical options and treatment
C)a legal ruling regarding a person's ability to make meaningful life decisions
D)the ability of a patient to communicate about current events
Which of the following elements must be present when evaluating a patient's decision-making capacity?
A)the ability to determine a positive outcome
B)the ability to communicate understanding
C)the ability to behave in an ethical manner
D)the ability to understand medical terminology