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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. What disease does Patrick have?
2. What started the fight between Armando and the man in Madisonville?
3. What happened to Matthew?
4. What is the biggest risk involving Patrick's IV line?
5. What is causing Patrick excess suffering?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the situation of the Poarch family at the end of Chapter 2?
2. What is the treatment for Patrick's condition?
3. What is Oria Dismuke's relationship with Patrick?
4. What question is the Committee facing in Chapter 1?
5. How does Patrick feel about the hospital and its staff, compared to his home and family?
6. Why does Teresa feel that her son is happy?
7. What are Patrick's two worlds, described in Chapter 7?
8. How does Javier feel about Patrick?
9. What factors must the Ethics Committee consider in deciding how to treat Patrick?
10. Why do Fran and Carey want to take Taylor off of the ventilator?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the personality and actions of Oria Dismuke. Do you feel that she is a bad mother, as many of the hospital staff do, for not being more involved in her son's life? Or is she, as she claims, simply exhausted by working so much, and giving her son's care over to people who are more capable, and know him better than she does? Do you think her reaction to her son's death is normal and healthy? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Many of the hospital staff develop personal relationships with their patients. Do these personal relationships affect the way the staff treats their patients? Why or why not? Do you think that doctors are really able to set aside their personal feelings, and avoid favoritism among their patients? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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