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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 happened as Hermann continued to grow?
2. What fact must the ethics committee face?
3. The courts revised the hospital founder's will to allow for what?
4. Who is Armando's physical therapist?
5. According to Belkin, what is "First, Do No Harm" about?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Hermann Hospital's financial situation?
2. What happens to Oria Dismuke after Patrick's death?
3. What is the Committee's decision regarding Taylor, in Chapter 16?
4. How does Armando behave with his nurses at Hermann?
5. According to the author, what does the debate over medical ethics boil down to?
6. Who is Cindy Walker?
7. What does Mary try to do for Armando in Chapter 18?
8. What is Armando's condition, as described in the Epilogue?
9. What happens to Armando when he arrives at his new facility?
10. How does Hermann fit in with the other two hospitals in Houston?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Ethics Committee is comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds, some non-medical. Do you think this is a good thing, or a bad thing? Should the Ethics Committee be composed entirely of medically-trained individuals, since they are making medical decisions? Or do the individuals with non-medical backgrounds contribute something just as important to the Ethics Committee's decision-making process? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the individuals on the Ethics Committee. What are their respective opinions about medical care, and life support? How do their opinions clash with one another, at times? Do you think that their level of comfort with one another is detrimental to their ability to work as a team to help patients? Why or why not? If they met more often, and not so sporadically, would they get along better? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Think about the debate over the purpose of medical care. What are the different views presented in the book? Which one do you agree with? Why? At what point does medical care change from improving the quality of a person's life, to simply sustaining that life? Is it selfish to keep someone alive when they have no hope of recovery? Or is it "playing God" to let someone die? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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