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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who are the people at the meeting in Chapter 3?
2. What happened to Matthew?
3. What is the most important criterion of Patrick's status?
4. How does Patrick feel about the decision made in Chapter 7?
5. What does Fran's obstetrician do for her at her last check-up?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Javier feel about Patrick?
2. What does Patrick admit to doing in Chapter 7?
3. What is the composition of the Ethics Committee?
4. What is Oria Dismuke's relationship with Patrick?
5. On what question does the Ethics Committee's debate center in Chapter 1?
6. Why is Fran rushed to Hermann?
7. What are Patrick's two worlds, described in Chapter 7?
8. How does Patrick feel about the hospital and its staff, compared to his home and family?
9. Who is attending the meeting at the beginning of Chapter 3?
10. Why does Teresa feel that her son is happy?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The board of trustees at Hermann Hospital was embroiled in scandals, during the early days of the hospital. How did this affect the hospital's function? How did it affect patients' opinions of the hospital? If you were a patient, would you want to choose another hospital over Hermann, because of its reputation? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
The Ethics Committee has strict rules regarding when it is appropriate to withdraw a patient's life support. Do you agree with the rules and standards they have? Why or why not? Do you believe it is ever appropriate to withdraw life support from a patient? Why or why not? If you were the family of one of the patients at Hermann, what would you have done, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Kenny Sparks was overwhelmed by the information he was given regarding his son, and two doctors were fighting over their opinions of what he should do. Should a doctor be allowed to give his or her personal opinion regarding what a patient's guardian should choose to do? Or should they simply give the patients' families medical information? In a case like Landon's, when the two doctors have such widely differing opinions, how should it be settled? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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